Sunday, March 8, 2009

Preparing With Age

If you follow my blog you know every June I go with a group to Philippi WV on a mission trip. Well last night we had a dinner to kick off the planning. We had this dinner at another church. The pastor of this church wants us to memorize Ephesians 3:7-21

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

The pastor also wants us to journal about what God is doing in our life every day. I found this may be a little easier. I figured I would try to blog every day. Some days it may just be short sentence. But I will give it a go.

I also have the 5 memory verses for VBS to learn too. Now I have a lot of memory work to do. This is not going to be easy. I am aging.

See today is my birthday. As we were leaving church and walking the few blocks to the car I turned to hubby and said I forgot my gift someone gave me. It was upstairs in the church. He said he would go back for me. Then we get home and as we are walking into the house Hubby says did you forget your pink bag (holds all my Sunday School material)? Thankfully I only forgot it in the car. I said I'm forgetful today. Hubby say well you are a year older.

Oh Lord I'm going to need your help. If you want me to memorize all these verses it will be of your power. Show me how and prepare my mind as I am aging.


Denise said...

Wishing you sweet birthday blessings my friend, love you.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Sandi. Have a very special day.