I want to thank my friend Pat Harding for posting this verse on his FB! It is just what I needed for today! The reason I titled this blog the way I did is because I am praying earnestly for the Band and I am expecting miracles to happen in each and every life of anyone involved! We are going on a retreat for the day on Saturday and I covet your prayers for us! There are burdens that need to be laid down, and perspectives put in place. These verses explicitly describe what the ministry of the band needs to be! Each individual needs to do the best they can for the LORD. . . . not man, not money, not fame, not for ego. . . .but for GOD ALMIGHTY! ! ! ! ! The reward that comes is from the Lord and it comes in a spectacular inheritance in Him! Ministry can start out in ways that are pure and righteous. . . . and end up in ways that serve those who are in the ministry instead of the ministry serving others. This is why I included the last verse. . . . if we, meaning ministries. . . people. . . . whoever. . . .do wrong, we will be repaid for the wrong that is done. . . and there ain't no question about it! God Himself tells us that there is no partiality! Just because you feel you are in the God business. . . . it does not give you a get away with doing wrong free card! We must always strive to do our best, to serve our Lord with all of our hearts, all of our minds, and all of our souls! ! ! ! This is what I long to teach to and live in front of the boys in the band, my children and grandchildren, my friends and family, and the world! I am not perfect nor will I ever be, however I believe this is how God calls us to live on a daily, hourly, even minutely (I made that one up) basis! I ask that each of you help keep me accountable, and I will do the same! Seek God's Word, search your hearts, pray without ceasing and ask God to show you what you need to change in your life that you might please and honor Him!
~Father God, I pray that You will open my eyes to Your truth and to what needs changing in my life! I pray Father that You will do a mighty miracle in my heart and in the hearts of the boys in the band as we go to seek Your face, Your will, and Your direction! I pray Father that You will show up in a way that will blow our minds and change our live forever! Father, I pray this same prayer for all of my friends and family as You work in our lives on a daily basis! I pray that Your Word will come to life and that the desire to live for You and do Your will, will become what drives us forward day by day! Help us to recognize the wrong that is in our lives that we may repent and change our ways! I pray that each and every one of us will seek Your face and live our lives for You and You alone! I thank You and praise You in the precious name of Jesus, Amen!~