One month from today I will be in Floyd, Iowa, venturing into a new season of my journey with the Lord. It is unreal!
I haven't been in full time ministry in years! So much has changed inside of me since the last season of ministry. So much that I hardly know what kind of leader I'll be! I know I'm not perfected in the areas of aggravation, temper, entitlement and other unlovely characteristics that defined me my second year of Master's Commission in Lafayette. But such inner changes have been brought about over the past 2 years... I'm not even the same girl!
My greatest desire for myself this year is to be characterized by love- the first fruit of the Spirit. Fruit needs to be cultivated, and cultivation equals work! Lord, cultivate love in me! I desire such love for the students that even in the most stressful moments I would respond in pure love. Respond, not react. I desire that my love for them would be sacrificial. That I would learn to lay down my life for those whom God has entrusted to my care. That I would cooperate with God's loving will for their lives and seek His leadership in how to love and lead them well.
Yes Lord. Teach me to love and lead well.
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