For some time, a small group of women at the large church in which I belong have been getting together to make plans for expanding women's ministries in our church. This group is planning a kick-off event to promote ministry opportunities for women in our church. We invited and hoped that existing groups would embrace this chance to promote their events, missions, and Bible studies. The event is in February, and as of this writing we have not heard from another group at church.
As we begin to scale down our plans and agenda, I was becoming disheartened. Sure enough, when I began to do my Bible study for the day of our planning meeting, wasn't one of the focus verses stressing patience? Once again, my heart was bolstered by His word and timeliness of the message.
So this week's verse is the very one that served as my reminder.
(NIV)2Ti 4:2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
I will meditate on this verse and do a word search on patience in the NIV to find a few more gentle reminders that everything is in His plan and not mine.
I found a meme on another blog with lots of participants for Sundays, Spiritual Sundays.