First of all what do we think of when we think of ministry? Do we think of a Pastor? A missionary? Ministry can be something big and full time, but it can also be quite small.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Ephesians 5:20 (King James Version)
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Right now as I type, I can smell the aroma of fresh bread being baked. Not only do we like having fresh homemade bread, it is also good for us to eat.
As a family we try to eat as healthy as we can. We try to hold back on sugars and we don’t eat alot of “pre made” food. I try to make everything from scratch. I would like some comments on healthy living and maybe I will make up a page just for that. It would include recipes and ideas on healthy living.
I am a quilter, I love to sew and create things. I find the colors and the patterns of quilting fascinating. It is a hobby that I love to do and try to do it to His glory.
Proverbs 31:13 tells us
I try to do this as much as I can. I keep my hands busy, and reflect on God our saviour. I believe that a woman can help her mate with working with her hands. Not only can we make things to help in our household, but we can make extra to sell, or to give to charities.
I would be interested to hear if any of the readers are also interested in quilting, and what I can incorporate into this blog for you.
There is one thing I have found in the past months, and that is how powerful and important prayer can be. I also believe it is the one weapon we have as Christians that is overlooked the most.
Ephesian chapter 6 tell us to put on the full armour of God, and “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” vs 18.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “pray with out ceasing“
It is very important to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ lifted up in prayer. We are in a spiritual warfare everyday, Satan being our enemy.
How often do you go to the Lord in prayer? When your down and out and there is nothing left to turn to? Or every morning before your feet hit the floor? How often when someone crosses your mind, do you pray for them?
Prayer is our “alone” time with God, and we should make more time for Him in our lives.
Have you ever thought about what giving it up means? Think about God and what He gave up when He came to this earth. He gave up His kingly throne, He voluntarily gave up some of His attributes, and He gave His life for our sins.
What can we give up for God? What can we give back to him? Can we devote more time to Him? Be more of a Servant for Him? Will we listen to His calling in our lives?
So what are you willing to do for Him? It could be something simple like giving something up that is coming between you and Him. It could mean going out into the missions field, it could mean giving some sort of service for Him….what will you do?
Philippians 1:21″ For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” KJV