I had many opportunities that year to practice those things. And I grew in them.
This year, I kept hearing "trust". Well.......I hear that one alllll the time! But I think since I have been appointed as Woman's Ministry Leader in our church this year, it is quite appropriate. I am by no means qualified to pull together ladies, cast vision, organize, weed out, or whatever the Lord has planned...I praise Him he gave me a team. That I can count on a group of women to walk with me through the journey. I am excited. At times I feel afraid I wont __________. Did I mention we don't really have a current women's ministry? We have deaconesses who do visitation, and communion, and card sending. So we will be expanding. Somewhere...
As I sat with the Lord New Years Eve, these are the sub categories under trust that He gave me:
- Eliminates fear.
- Depends on love.
- Is aware of a strong Defender.
- Stands firm, fixed and immovable upon Truth.
- Praises in the storms and in the joys.
- Keeps eyes fixed on Jesus.
- Maintains composure in the face of disagreement or conflict.
- Knows dependence is on the Holy Spirit for everything.
Here is my verse:
I will lead the blind (that is me!) by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; (a major relief that He will guide me!) I will turn darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. (I am thinkin' He might mean inside my heart :o) These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16
What is your word?