We're so thrilled about the release of ISSUE 4: Surrender. This issue is a celebration of poetry, honoring National Poetry Month, in addition to offering beautiful prose. As the weather changes and life becomes a tad bit more hectic for most of us during the summer months, these words remind us to seize the moment and surrender all our worries and cares to our very capable Father.
Contributors: Amberly Kristen Clowe, Caroline Bardwell, Jon Moray, Mike Wilson, and Mary Gray.
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"Tell your mountain about your God."
I love that. Yesterday during my prayer time, I reflected in thanksgiving about the many mountains God has moved in my life--things that I thought could not be done, He did with ease. That's the mighty God we serve. I began laughing when I recalled the many times He came through and how petty my worries sometimes are, so I boldy appraoched Him with two new mountains,"Here's two more. No big deal, right? You've got this. You've got it all."
What mountains are you staring up at from the valley, wondering how you'll ever get around them? Ask Him to remind you how many of them He's already removed.
He's got this.
He's got you.
Day 10 of #21DaysOfPrayerAndFasting
“My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.” - Psalm 49:3 NIV
We are all seeking understanding and wisdom. I recently heard that one of the most common questions people ask pastors and people in spiritual leadership is how to know what their purpose is. This is critical to understanding why you’re here and the key to living a fulfilled, abundant life.
We each have a primary purpose to share the Gospel with the unchurched, but we also have individual purposes given to us by God to share goodness in our world and have an eternal impact. This doesn’t mean that everyone is called to ministry in the scope of a church setting. Instead, our work becomes our ministry. Our families, our art, and our influence around those around us becomes our ministry.
Reading His Word and praying for understanding will lead to wisdom.
Day 5 of #21daysofprayerandfasting
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Psalm 139:9-10 NIV
There’s so much comfort in knowing that He holds us. Even in our darkest moments, even in the midst of our greatest fears and uncertainty, our Creator cradles us. He is ever-present and wholly good.
Are you in a season of seeking, hoping, and praying for His guidance? Us too. Rest assured, He is there. Always.
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