“Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life.” (Romans 16:3-4)
I love how in most cases in this passage, Paul specifically mentions why he’s grateful for each of these friends, or how they have been a blessing to him. In your prayers today, try making a list like this yourself, if you can, of every person from your church! I found this to be such a joyful exercise.
“Thank you for ________; he cheerfully takes out the garbage every week at church. Thank you for ________; she is such a faithful prayer warrior. Thank you for _________; he always encourages me to dig deeper into my Bible. Thank you for __________; she gives so generously…” and so on!
And if there’s someone who you don’t know well enough to mention, take note; it might be time to change that!
P.S. See this original post for info about this photo challenge and more about this reading plan I’m using this summer for the book of Romans (and I’d love to have you join in!)!
About the photo: Most days we hike to this creek for our daily exercise; most days we pause to skip rocks or watch sticks go in one end of the culvert and come out the other, or, if we’re lucky, spot a sunning turtle.
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The list of servants Paul greets in Romans 16 is such a great reminder that we all play an important role of the lives of our churches. Unfortunately too many believers to a back seat approach to their role of serving thinking someone else will step up. It has such a burn out effect on those of us who seem to feel the need to “pick up the slack.”
Lord may I be bold and diligent in serving my local church. And when I get weary from serving may I rest in your assurance to give me energy