Women’s Ministry

On the Thursday afternoon before Memorial Day, I (Fonda) surprised my grandchildren by whisking them away to Matagorda Bay after their last day of school. I met them at the front door with the greeting, “Last Day of School!” My granddaughter looked at me funny and replied, “First Day of Summer!” Ahh, to always have such a positive view of life.

Which has me thinking….

We have just wrapped up our Tuesday night Bible study for the spring. The ten-week inductive study of Ephesians was just what I needed. Those six short chapters hold quite a punch. In them we learned of our identity in Christ, the blessings that are ours because of His completed work on the cross, and the importance and value of the local church. We received encouragement and admonition to walk in a manner worthy of our calling, in love, as children of light, and as wise women. Specifically, we discussed the areas of unity and maturity in the body, putting off the old and putting on the new, living obediently in our relationships, and standing firm against the enemy in the whole armor of God. Sometimes that last list comes across as a “Last Day of School” attitude…but when we realize the relevance of the truths in the first list, it gets turned upside down to a “First Day of Summer” attitude. No longer is it about what we are ‘supposed to do’ but obedience as a response of praise for what He has already done in our lives.

Keep a watch on this space as we will be announcing our fall Bible study soon. Happy Summer, y’all!

“ Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21