Monday, January 30, 2012

Looking forward seeing you...

I am looking forward to seeing those who are coming to our Flourish Women's Ministries Consultation Day on Saturday in Sydney.

It will be great to have the day together to hear from others about what's happening in other parts of the country, and to have the chance to catch up and encourage each other. I am praying that it will be a wonderful day of exchanging ideas and supporting one another as we minister to those around us in our own context.

There will also be a chance to hear from God's word as we listen to our Moderator General David Jones and to hear others speak about the Biblical implications of Women's Ministry. We'll have some time to unpack all of that and to look at some key questions.

So we come!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year's Resolution

Having just come back down to reality after the blissful days between Christmas and New Year, yesterday we were somewhat back into a that does involved watching the cricket mind you! I was spending some time meeting up with a friend to read the Bible. As we were reading I was struck by the beauty and joy that is found in Paul's prayer for the Ephesians in Chapter 3 and verse 16-19.

Ephesians 3:16-19

New International Version (NIV)

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

I thought what could be more wonderful than these words as a prayer for the New Year? If only we would make a resolution to be more prayerful and to spend more time reading God's much richer and more fulfilling our lives would be.