Our Guest: Mary Beth Gilbert

Mary Beth Gilbert loves encouraging women to fulfill their destiny in the Lord. She desires to come along-side women to help them grow in different areas of their lives. Married for over 36 years, Mary Beth uses her knowledge and wisdom in helping other women walk through different seasons of their lives. She loves to encourage mothers in biblical and practical ways of caring for their children, including the balance of working and mothering.

Mary Beth has served in the ministry for over 32 years and been a pastor’s wife for 20+ years, even as she has worked in the business and academic worlds. Mary Beth is co-founder of EmPowered Living International Ministries and is a National and International Christian Women’s Speaker and Bible teacher ministering throughout the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Argentina and Kenya, Africa. She is a Contributing Author to Women Who Rock. She is married to Dr. Daniel Gilbert and has a daughter, Maria, who is a student at Virginia Tech. She currently lives in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Key Thoughts and Scriptures about the Love of God

Luke 2:1-20 NIV …But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart…

  • “Lord, I will worship you whether you give us children or not.”
  • God brings beauty and joy out of pain and disappointment.

Genesis 30:22 NKJV Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

  • “Mommy, I came from your tummy?” “Honey, you came from my heart!”
  • Jesus stretched out His arms on the cross because His heart was so big for you.
  • We were adopted by Jesus.
  • It’s a good thing to take time to crawl in the lap of our Heavenly Father.
  • “Lord, show me something new and special this Christmas.”
  • Trust God through the ups and downs.
  • God’s heart for us is so-o-o big!

Romans 8:38-39 NIV For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16-17 NIV For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Luke 2:14 NIV “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”


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