Kingdom moments in the life of a wife, mother, and pastor
Author: Pearls by Faith
"Wonderful Jesus, I have nothing. I have nothing to give you but my love. That's all that I can give you. And, I love you with all my heart. And, I give you my body as a living sacrifice. If you can take nothing and use it...then here's nothing. Take it. It isn't silver vessels that He's asking for. It isn't golden vessels that He needs. He just needs yielded vessels."
I’m the type that would avoid any level of discomfort at all costs.
So, when I initially chose the life of ministry, I feared that the losses would be too heavy. Indeed, this included a fear that the humble circumstances would be too much to bear.
Nevertheless, I’ve been relatively spared up until now. Compared to the strife endured by the persecuted church around the world, I live a simple and easy life. We have a home. My children are receiving an excellent education. Both my husband and I have a steady paycheck, and we live the average, middle-class lifestyle in the suburbs of New Jersey. We get the occasional Starbucks drink.
Certainly, there is a cross to bear on a daily basis. Nothing comes easy in ministry. Yet, I haven’t quite fought to the literal point of bloodshed just yet. And to be honest, I did not want to. The idea of shaking things up was the last thing on my mind. Continue reading “When Choosing Sacrifice…”→
Something to keep in mind about today’s passage is that it comes in the context the author admonishing readers about the way they treat people. So, the question today is how is faith related to the way we treat others?
Listen to today’s Truth…
True faith will manifest through a life of loving others.
Most women do not particularly enjoy talking about the female cause in the church. It almost feels petty. Women in ministry, in particular, understand that it is a touchy subject, and some try to avoid the topic altogether in fear of coming off as an angry feminist.
Society tells women that we can do anything. We can pursue degrees and choose careers. We can be politicians, CEOs, directors, creators. Unfortunately, this leaves many women confused within the church context, because what we can do for God feels so limited.