Monday, July 25, 2011

As Iron Sharpens Iron

We have just spent the last three days on retreat with the Board of Directors for Walk Right In Ministries. It's been such an encouraging and sharpening time of fellowship, worship and listening to God for direction!

As Larry and I prepared for the retreat, we had Christ-centered friendship on our minds. Of course it is a priority for us individually and as a family, but it is critical in the leadership and the very fabric of our ministry. As the weekend went on, we were thankful for the opportunity to wrestle through the mission, vision, challenges and opportunities with like-minded friends who will encourage us in Christ and hold us accountable to His ways. As we all dug into God's word and our passions together, we were reminded once again of what a privilege it is to live and work alongside others who love Jesus.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man...they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man,“Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:3-5

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
We prayed that you have people in your lives coming alongside you in such an important way. Would you please take a moment to pray on behalf of Walk Right In Ministries? Let's ask God together that He would connect people in Christ-centered relationships and equip them for growth and abundant living that brings glory to God — even when life is hard. That's our mission. May God make it so!

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