So along with letting Audrey dye her hair pink, the other thing that is making her feel totally grown up these days is getting to attend her first ever Living Proof Live event with Beth Moore this weekend.
Audrey and Emma are totally familiar with Beth--they've heard me talk about her for years, have come to Bible study and watched the videos with me when Toben's been out of town and I've been babysitter-less. I copy the listening guide and they fill in all their blanks along with everyone else. They call her Mrs. Moore.
(Audrey sent Mrs. Moore a letter last week, telling her that she'd be the girl with the pink hair up as close to the front as she could get!)
The girls have asked over the years when they can come with me. Pretty much every time I've ever attended an event, they ask when they can come too. It just hasn't been the right time--until now.
There are so many things Audrey could do to show she's growing up, to feel like she's growing up. Things she could do, say, wear, read, listen to. That one of the things that's making her feel the most grown up is to go listen and learn more about Jesus? To go see what it looks like to be a woman who follows after God? Blows me away and makes my heart pound. How good is God?!
I can't tell you how excited I am to hop in the car with my girl later today and go see Beth. I always love listening to Beth teach, and I'm super duper excited to watch Audrey as she sits under Mrs. Moore's teaching.
(Note to self: Pack camera!)
As Audrey's asked about what to expect, one thing I mentioned in passing is that God will have a word just for her. And a word just for me. And that part of what we'll do this weekend is to listen for it.
That idea has stuck with her. And every day as she prays, she's thanking God in advance that he'll have a word just for her. And he will. I'm certain of it. Because that's just how he is. And she will know it when she hears it because she's prepared to hear it and she's expectant.
Do you expect to hear from God? What might happen if we approached every study, every Sunday, every single day expecting to hear a word from God just for us?