This post is republished from a newsletter on Jaime's Blog. To see the original newsletter visit her blog Redhead In Africa.
The Lord is so good to just convict and show us our need for Him, each moment of each day. As I serve and continue to look to Him for strength each day to do His ministry, He is faithful to provide what is needed for the day. It is easy as humans to look at the now and lose sight of the eternal, but this last few weeks the Lord has brought me back to the core of ministry.
It is not about what I do or how I serve, it is about the Reason, the Lord in my life. He is my sufficiency for each minute of each day, for each teaching, each ministry, and I want to use each opportunity here on earth to give Him glory. This life is so short, it is a vapor and how we use the time today and the heart in which we do things is what matters.
The joy is it is not about my strength, my abilities, or my failures, it is all about Christ and I can rest in the fact that He will accomplish the work He has purposed in my life! I just need to be faithful to look to Him and follow where He leads.
The Lord had really been doing a work in the hearts of the women at bible study, and this last month it was a blessing to be able to have a two-day retreat with thirty ladies. Vicky Bentley came to teach on redeeming each moment of time here on earth for the Lord. This was such a sweet time to get away from the busyness of life and fellowship as sisters in Christ.
One of the great moments was during the evening we had a time of afterglow and worship where the women wrote their prayers, or burdens on paper and put them in a jar. We then took the jar out and burned it in a campfire; the jar that was once full of papers was empty. It was a great picture of how when we give up all the things that burdens us to the Lord and empty ourselves, we become vessels ready to be filled and used for Him.
After several women have come and given testimonies of how the Lord has worked in their lives since the retreat. It is such a refreshing time to be able to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear from Him and lay all our cares at His feet. Now after such a sweet time at the retreat it is time to use every bit of time for His kingdom and eternal worth. Please continue to pray for the women who came that the Lord would use them and grow them for His glory. For more testimonies from the women go to redheadinafrica.org