My biggest highlight this month has been centered around the opportunity to dig more deeply into God’s word and allowing God’s word to dictate the what and the how I can be carrying out everyday ministry practices. This has been front and center in my mind as I started serving in Kids Church and thinking through how we can create a fruitful and sustainable workers’ ministry in Parramatta.
In Kids Church Week 1 – the leaders served each children with patience and taught the children that there is nothing that we can bring to Jesus to be saved. What a great reminder! And what a great relief for each one of us! I am praying that each children, each leader, each parent and you (who is reading this now) is reminded of this truth – that we are saved because of God’s Grace and not by what we can bring to Him.
When dealing with difficult situations, I often find myself trying to think of all the ways that I could be resolving it and this has become more apparent in the recent weeks as I adjust to my new intern role. While I was reading Philippians with a friend last week, Philippians 4:6 really struck me. It says: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” and this is when I had an “aha”moment.
It seems that I really lack in prayer when dealing with difficult situations and it has unveiled the struggle that I am often too dependent on my own strength and wisdom. So my biggest learning for this month has been when in difficult situations, I need to take a deep breathe and put my hand together in prayer and no in how I can be solving the situation with my own hands. Please pray that I would be asking and relying more and more on God’s wisdom and strength than my own.
- for Susan that she would be asking and relying more and more on God’s wisdom and strength than her own when faced with difficult situations