Lutheran Church Extension Fund

GPW Minute for May 4 from Ephesians 4: His Gift (YOU)!

A Blessing from Ephesians 4 Welcome God’s Gift of YOU! A WORD FROM THE LORD It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers…” Ephesians 4:11 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT “It was he (Christ) who gave…” That makes you (yes, it’s true) God’s gift to the Church. For the benefit of His lambs, our Lord instituted the Office of the Holy Ministry. By His voice and through His Church, you’ve been called into service. Humbled by the call is a great place from which to serve. Celebrate that He knows what He’s doing! WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU “What joy, Lord, to be called and sent. Keep me ever reliant on Your mercy and grace, that in my imperfect acts of service, Your name would be honored and praised by all. Amen.” RENEWAL MOMENT Take a deep breath. Exhale Slowly. “Lord, have mercy.” Thanksgiving for His Gift, the Office and those who serve. MARKER OF WELLBEING: Vocational As I grow in God’s grace of Vocational GENTLENESS, I am finding joy in HUMILITY as I serve through my calling and gifts.