I have a lot to say in this edition of the digest. First, on a personal note- We are in April, which is the Month of Miracles in Jackson, TN. And we are reaching out to the community of our calling through worship, prayer, and acts of service. We hold a weekly chapel service at the local soup kitchen, and we expect miracles there. Miracles are biblical and they happen today! But we have to know that in our heads, know it by faith, and expect it to happen. In our first chapel of the month, we challenged them to believe for miracles because the Bible says miracles happen:
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:14, 15 KJV)
This is exactly what we did, and while there was no great outward demonstration in this particular service, we will continue to cultivate the hearts of the people for a miracle in each of their lives. Pray with us about this. And pray with us as we have approached a church in the community about using their building for a weekly prayer meeting. The building happens to be for sale, and we will be seeking God’s will for us, and the provision to go with it!
Thanks for sending this my way, Arman! To be honest, I haven’t gotten past number 1 yet and I’m seeing so much truth in what you are saying- be assured, it isn’t just you! Arman knows this, and that is why I’m glad he is sharing these 7 parenting #fails for all of us.
Even though I am still listening through the podcast, #6 resonates with me personally. I have had to deal with anger just as a person, and especially as a father. I firmly rely on God to help me stay in check, but thankfully it is not the huge battle it used to be. Thanks again Arman- and everyone else, go check out the podcast, like it, share it, and leave Arman a comment.
“Most of the time it begins subtly. No one wakes up in a single day and thinks about destroying their personal life. It happens gradually over time. The time to build our systems of accountability, support and protection is always now.” Read more.
Instances of moral failure hurt us all. I thought of writing about this today upon hearing the news, but I can’t do it like Ron did here. All of his points are powerful pieces of spiritual advice we in ministry should take seriously.
“On Tuesday, April 8th, Rebecca and I will be meeting with the Hench’s to go into the city with one thing in mind. To start looking for a meeting location within the city of Hamburg where CityLight can begin to meet.” Read more.
As I navigated around their website, I thought about the calling of God to go. I have experienced it, and know that I will experience it again. For all the sacrifice going seems to require, their are 2 things that strike me- first, it is all worth it, and second, the present sacrifice will not compare to the next sacrifice. We have to always be ready to give more. Thankfully, the present sacrifice will be made worth bearing by the glory that is to come. Prayers to the Roper’s as they embark on this leg of their missionary ministry.
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