Listen: Beth, Eight Years discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"Right a. and so for me if if i if i am speaking or teaching twice a month most of the time that looks like flying out on friday and flying back home on saturday evening really do you try to live by that beth more rule of being home on sunday morning. Oh yeah because i want our family to go to church together on sunday so not out lot of sundays and then you know we home school our boys for a lot of years and that was the reason so that we could all go together any place that we couldn't go together was one of our one of our nose generally speaking because has wanted our family to be able to do it together and so just every season we kind of looked at it differently and said now what what can we do not perfectly but as best we can honor honora priorities and honor god's fires in this season so i mean i just think it is <hes> people that are whatever the job they're doing whether they're staying home whether they're in an office office whether they're on the road like us learning the yeses and knows that worked for you and worked for your family and the people closest to you feels like one of the biggest parts of what <unk> i'm supposed to do with my whole life figure out how to say the right yes of the right now that's right and and we have to not be judgmental of each other because what the parameters are that work for you and your family won't be the same as what works for me in mine and we can be so critical and judgmental as women toward other women say well if you're raising kids. This is what it's supposed to look black or if you're in ministry. This is what it's supposed to look like but it is different for all of us. I think we gotta give each other a break and you know that i'm trying to honor got his best i in in mind and it might look completely different for you and that's okay yeah and that used to give each other that that's a gift we can give the other. Women and men in our lives lives of going like if your family decides that she stays home or he stays home or okay. We got to trust that. You're you're doing it totally for so one of my favorite books of yours is about how to hear the voice of the lord. Oh my gosh i've gone through that study twice and it's one of the questions we love to ask guests on the show only because <unk> everyone hears god speak a little bit differently so will you. Will you talk a little bit about what it's like for you and what what made you write about hearing god's voice well you know i grew up in a church that we believe god spoke in. We believe that prayer matter. We believe that the word of god was living not just words on a page so i grew up with that knowledge but it wasn't experiential for me so when i would hear other people talking about talking about hearing the voice of god the core honoring the conviction the leading of the holy spirit i got it but i didn't get it and there was this little bit of a disparity of inner turmoil moyle in my life because i wanted so much to know not just here but through my own personal testimony what it is to have an ongoing alive relationship with jesus so i just remember being my later twenties mid to late twenties and really just starting to pray toward that end and seek toward that end and i immerse myself for about eight years in a home bible study group. I was still of course at my local church but i mean once i was also going on thursday. Mornings at ten o'clock won't won't ask where we have the bible study. It was a very charismatic group of people that were there who believed the power of the holy spirit. <hes> en- man might might life was at my spiritual life was elevated. My eyes were open. They helped me to know how to tune my ears. My spiritual ears to really detect the conviction the leading of the holy spirit and then of course they help me to remember to always honor god's word as the not just the boundaries into which god's word thought will fall but also the primary way through which he speaks so that a single time.."