Ya’ll-every time I look at this pic, tears fill my eyes! These 3 beauties (insert pic of Lori Sorrel & Jeni Dillingham!) were a powerhouse discipleship group of college women who deeply desired to handle God’s word, grow (without reservation!) in Christ, disciple other women & leave a huge eternal impact. 2 Timothy 2:2 (“these things which u have heard in presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”) was always our gang’s (from 1993-2016!) bedrock verse. Can I tell u a secret? Discipleship always starts out mentor & students. There are years of pouring out your very life-sharing what God has taught you, interceding in prayer over “your girls” & seeing the initial vision of how God wants to use them. You love first. But, THEN, years later your “girls” become your closest life friends-they cover you with love, faithfulness, & wisdom. They are the women I turn to for prayer, mercy, & courage. I respect their marriages & appreciate how they love their kids. They know my weaknesses, they know my pain, & they know my heart. We’ve been forever knit together-my girls are my sisters. Now, I look to them & follow their lead as they impact this generation! Now, these are my verses for themI Thessalonians 2:19-20 “For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? For you are our joy and crown.” Thank u for teaching me how @sandi.ireland and Pam Hurt!! THIS PIC REPRESENTS YOUR INVESTMENT! #2Timothy2:2 #DiscipleshipGroupForLife #GodwantstogivethistoU — with Stacey Tuttle, Sarah Bouldin, Paige Gerdes Smith and 33 others at Grace Bible Church.
How about a new strategy?
COME TO JESUS. BE A VESSEL.
Ask forgiveness. Be wise dealing with temptation.
Yet, know that Jesus has more than just this!
I Timothy 2:20-21 “Now in a large house, there are not only GOLD and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore, if any man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for HONOR, sanctified, USEFUL to the Master, prepared for every good work.”
This text teaches us to cleanse ourselves and pursue God. He alone has power to cultivate these qualities in us!
We can be gold vessels because we are Christ’s. We can be vessels of honor because He gives us Himself. We can be useful because He gives us lives of purpose.
IT’S THE HANDS THAT HOLD THE VESSEL THAT MAKE IT SPECIAL!
So it is with us.
JESUS ALWAYS GIVES US SURPASSING VALUE.