Hello Dear readers. Pastor Wrinkles (that would be me) is off on another journey into the interior. Over the next few weeks I am praying into the strategies God has for ministry in 2015. I can already see the outline of some mighty battles ahead which speak to me of pain and perhaps loss but beyond that I also see victory.
Here are a few of the Scriptures I am going to be meditating much on over the next days:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Heb. 12, 1-3
5In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very natureb of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:5-11
I am praying about strategies and about weaknesses in my own life that need to be shored up. In addition to these Scripture passages I will be reading Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline.
I will share quotes from this book and insights with you as they come.