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Whoever Humbles Himself like this Child….

12 Apr

In Matthew 18:3 and 4, Jesus says “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.”

This has been my prayer, it does not say in the Bible to ACT like a child, but to “become like little children”. Becoming like little children in the way of humility and humbleness. I am tired of walking around in my life and being shy, or afraid to tell people about Jesus or invite them to Church. I am more afraid of how they will recieve it, or if they will think I am crazy! THAT thinking is CRAZY!!! Since when is it OKAY to be more concerned about what people think of me, then what GOD thinks of me?!?! It is my duty, and yours too if you have accepted God’s call on your life, to show child-like humility and gumption.

In Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, it reads “What is childlike humility? It’s not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda. It’s that precious, fleeting time before we have accumulated enough pride or position to care what other people might think…. It is the opposite of ignorance- is is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are even when is is hard.”

We must take pride in the Lord that has called us to do His will. We must take it upon our shoulders to do His work here on earth, until the day we are called home. We must NOT be afraid of people laughing at us, or whispering behind our back because we invite them to Church or talk about God around them. IT IS OUR DUTY TO BE A LIGHT in this world, not to be consumed by the darkness around us!!

I am tired of sitting and looking around at this world that nowadays has little to no faith and proclaiming “Oh, let someones else invite them to church, or pray for them” or whatever it may be. If you have accepted God as your Savior it has BECOME YOUR DUTY to SPEAK, ACT, and SHOW that!!!!

We must “become like little children” and have gumption to do what the Lord has called us to do! Nobody said when you became a Christian it would be easy, now, we have the burden of all those around us that could be going to Heaven with us, but, oh wait…. Were too ashamed of the God that we serve to INVITE people or TOUCH peoples lives the way that He has touched ours!!

WE MUST CHANGE AND BECOME LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN!!!

Am I Worth Following?

25 Oct

This past weekend we made another trip to Greenville for our monthly MIP sessions. Despite the traveling time, late nights and early morning, the weekend went very well. I am so thankful that the COG has such great speakers and that they are giving up there personal time to pour into us. We are all on a great journey… one that will transform and mold us into the ministers that God would have us to be.

I was touched by many speakers this weekend but one in particular (or a video more so) really made me think. Tim Ross made the comment “Are you WORTH following?” That is really deep…. and touching. In the grand scheme of things, AM I WORTH FOLLOWING? Does my life show God and if someone followed me for the day would they be led to God?? Yes, as minister’s (or Ministers wives) we want to say that we are perfect and we NEVER do anything wrong but that is highly doubtful! The deeper meaning of this question is— Would MY life lead the un-Christian to Christ?

I yearn to be the best Christian, leader, and ministers wife that I can possibly be but we all fail. We all say something or do something or think something that may not be Christ-like. This is where I WANT to be better. I WANT people to be led to Christ through my life. I want people to look at me and say “WOW! I want to be like her!” And no, I am not speaking of look, dress, or act like me, but have the faith that I have.

So… in the grand scheme of things— are you leading a life worth following??

MIP Beginning Thoughts

29 Aug

George and I had our first MIP (Ministerial Internship Program) event… or orientation, this weekend. MIP for those that do not know, is the second step in the liscensing procedure with our denomination. It is a nine-month course with daily lessons and monthly seminars and tests that better equips you to be a pastor. It is a process that both George and I have to participate in, pass and graduate from in May.

I am going into this new step with lots of great hopes. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it will be rough at times. But I also know that George and I will be better leaders and people after this… equipped to do what God has called us to do. George is an amazing man before going into this so I only know that it will strengthen him and prepare him for the journey that lies ahead.

I am blessed to have such an unbelievable husband and for him to want to take the steps forward in what God has in store for us makes me adore him even more. I know that we will grow stronger because of what the next nine months holds in store for us and that what we go through each day will develop our ministry and make us a better couple to go and reach the lost.

I am both excited and optimistic for what God has in our future and I know that as long as we stay in His word and in prayer we can do anything and everything that He requires of us!!  

He never said it would be easy… but he also never puts more on us than we can bear….

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