Monday, April 13, 2009

10 More Days!

Bruce, Rachel, and I are getting ready to head to Mozambique in only 10 days! I know the time will fly by. There are still a few things to prepare, but I think we're in pretty good shape. It will be good to be on our way, and doing the work God has prepared for us to do. Every day I have to remember to TRUST God. Worry is not an option. Trust is a choice, though. It doesn't come naturally. Sometimes, I just think, "I can't do this! I'm not qualified." Then I remember the Apostle Paul's words from I Corinthians 12:9 - But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ's power may rest on me.  

O Lord, Help me to trust You!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Prayer for Effective Ministry

Fill me, O Christ, with wonder, love and praise, that I may praise you, God with us.
O Lord, be my light and my strength.
O Lord, in my weakness, perfect your strength.
O Lord, make me your messenger.
O Lord, arm me with the sword of you Spirit.
Lord Jesus, speak to me that I may speak for you.
Lord Jesus, help me to speak the truth.
Enable me to show how sweet it is to love you,
to weep with you, and
to rejoice with you.
     - Anonymous