I’m hoping this Sunday is restorative. I need the Balm of Gilead today. We’ve had a busy week, interruptions in the middle of the night almost every night (Lee is on call, and it’s been a busy one), sick children, a baby who suddenly wants to be held at all moments, a house that won’t seem to stay clean, and one woman who is trying in vain to keep all of her ducks in a row.
Two weeks ago I got up enough courage to ask specifically for prayer in our ladies Sunday school class for some struggles of mine. I know they’re going to want to know how I’m doing, I know they’ve been praying (at least a couple, anyway!). That’s been an encouragement, and I do believe that God is answering their prayers on my behalf. I’m coming to realize that edification must be given and received in order to be biblical. I’m thankful for his grace in my life as he teaches me that I am not invincible; I need the body of Christ; I need my local church.
But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the headâ€”Christâ€” from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15-16