Yesterday morning, our speaker commented that his "...cup was full..." My cup, too, was filling quickly as we sang "Blessed be Your name..." and "...Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above." My cup was reaching the brim as Mr. Rhodes shared the ministry in Louisiana, and just when I thought my cup couldn't hold any more, I walked into our lobby where people's conversation was not about where they'd be eating lunch, but rather where they'd be serving the Lord in the weeks to come.
Then, to top it all off, Sunday evening was filled with testimony after testimony of what God is doing in our community and around the world through the people of Grace Baptist Church. I'm gonna have to get a bigger cup!
My prayer this week is that the ladies of Grace Baptist Church will, as our dear Pastor has been challenging us, be intentional and be prepared for the things we do not intend. May the words of Paul to the Corinthians empower you to obey the Lord this week.
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
9 As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.
15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Add to our cups by leaving comments here or on our facebook page about what God is doing in and around you!