I am honored to be a part of an amazing church family at Grace Community Church in Salem Missouri. For National Women’s Ministry Day, Pastor Charissa Morgan challenged us with some great words. She shares that it is commonly thought to take 21 days to make or break a habit. She sent us out with a 21 Day Devotional written by her very own co-laborers in her family in Christ. She is believing that this devotional will be the launching pad God uses in individual lives to catapult each one into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
I would like to use this platform to share the first 7 days of devotions in this 21 day plan. I pray you will enjoy each day’s insight from different authors. You can go to the web page at gracecommunitysalem.org to learn more about our amazing church family at Grace.
Day 1: Life Speaker
By Pastor Charissa Morgan
Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38 NKJV
Oh the importance of having things in the proper order. I strive daily to keep that in mind as I use spare moments throughout my time at home, putting things away. Most of the time, I will have to admit that I do fall short. In fact, in my home one of the last things to get the proper attention it needs is the pile of clothes that is supposed to find a home in my closet, but often doesn’t get there because of the lack of time that I have to place them on a hanger! I know there are several of you out there who have that same chair!
These clothes are usually our “Sunday best!” The suit coat, my favorite red dress, the best of the Morgan closet buried in a chair! As I looked at that pile, I began to think of all the best things God has given to us as children of God. Have they been buried under a mountain of other less important things?
Women in particular are made to be life bearers. We are the ones who God designed specifically to give birth, to bring forth life. But in our society, we are known for being naggers! I believe the reason is because the life flow that we should be operating from has been cut off because it is suffocating under the mound of other priorities controlling our lives.
Out of our belly should flow rivers of living water. We are life speakers. Find your flow again, live in His presence. Speak life to your families, your work situations, your finances, and your health!