July 4, 2013

Prayers and Printables

Happy Fourth of July!

Because you are likely celebrating with friends and family, today’s post is short and sweet and meant to be a little thank you to all of you who so faithfully read this blog. Every so often, I’ve offered a few printables for you. I gathered them in one place for what I hope will be some encouragement for you on this holiday.

Jesus, I have come to understand that my submission to you requires my death. As you modeled how to make yourself of no reputation, help me to follow your example. Sometimes it’s so difficult to deny myself, to not desire respect or adoration, to not monitor or maintain my standing in the church or the community. By your power, help me to give my all—my very life—to you.

Verses for Ministry (notecard version and list version)
When it feels like my service doesn’t matter:
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 6:10

Such as dips, salads, main dishes, and desserts

Lord, I want to do this well, but I don’t know how to be a good church planting wife. I find myself wanting a task list or trying to play the role I think I’m supposed to play. I know, however, that more than anything else, you want my heart. Help me to keep a soft heart before you and to joyfully embrace this calling.