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Saturday 2 July 2011

Spiritual Sundays

Hello friends~ Today I am happy to be joining Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sundays. Please visit these ladies and their participants here:

Years ago, my hubby and I had a Young Adult ministry which we called Rootz. We had our own worship band and I had designed the t-shirts. They were forest green embellished with a picture of the cross and  roots growing beneath. Our motto from Jeremiah 17: 7-8 was also printed on it.

We ministered to an interesting group. There were drug addicts and abusers of alcohol while others were brought up in Christian homes but had not made a commitment to Christ or were cold in their relationship with Him.
They were exciting years when we saw many young people turn their lives around for the Lord.

Now years later, most of these young people are married with families of their own. Most are living for the Lord and are bringing up their children in the ways and knowledge of the Lord. This is a great blessing to us!

My hubby and I spent years in the Ministry and now we are leading quieter lives with only a Bible Study group and Sunday School classes to lead. Once in a while my hubby preaches in the odd service.

So, are we sitting on the shelf? Are we all washed up just because hubby isn't in the pulpit on a regular basis any more? Never! Young {and older} people still seek us out; especially my hubby. He's like a magnet, you see! 

We find ourselves in yet another season of grace. This is a time in our lives where God is still teaching us and continues to grow us into the servants He wants us to be. We are still keeping our eyes on the prize and when He wants to use us, we are available.

Are you feeling useless or all washed up? Never fear for our Lord still has work for you to do!
One dear old saint who was a member of our congregation just went home to be with Jesus. She was 99 years old. As long as she had breath, she ministered to others even from her chair in the nursing home. You are never too young, too old, or useless to bring glory to God!

"Blessed is the man who trusts
in the Lord
And whose trust is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree
planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a
And will not fear when the heat
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a
year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit." ~ Jeremiah 17:7-8

Thank you for your prayers. I am scheduled for a biopsy this coming Friday July 8th at 9:00 AM. Blessings to you all. Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi