Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Musings - Prayers For My Church

At the beginning of the year, our pastor posed a thought-provoking question during the Sunday morning sermon.

The church we currently attend is in a stage of revitalization. The new pastor is making changes and  praying for direction and encouraging the congregation to join him as he follows the Lord's guidance. I've been pondering his question and spending some time in prayer for the church over the past few weeks. In times of change like this, I think it's important to pray and wait and listen for direction from the Lord.

If God answered all your prayers for your church in 2016, what would happen at your church this year?


Cheryl M said...

I'm truly loving Sundays with these snapshots and verses. We'll never run across one that's not truth! Love this one too!

Barbara Eads said...

Thought provoking indeed! This idea is definitely worth keeping in your faith journal. I like that your are tracking your thoughts. It will be fun to look back on them in years to come to remind yourself of what you learned and focused on this year.

Missus Wookie said...

What an interesting question - my new Meeting is a church plant without a building so we're struggling to get basic roles filled. Good reminder to look beyond and see what else we could reach for.