Walk Humbly with God

By Karin Peter of Adrian, Missouri, USA

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Luke 11:9–10

April 19, 2009, is a day LeGenda Ruffins and family will always remember. That was the day of her ordination to the office of deacon at the Moss Point Congregation in Mississippi.

LeGenda is among several emerging leaders responding faithfully to God’s call by developing ministry skills through programs such as MEADS (Ministerial Education and Discipleship Studies) offered at International Headquarters.

LeGenda believes the programs opened doors for her and allowed her to develop her ministry skills, helping her become more in tune with the needs of others. She is happy for the opportunity to deepen her commitment to the church and to share the peace of Jesus Christ in ways that will minister to the Moss Point community.

LeGenda greets each day with a smile, peaceful in the knowledge that she walks humbly with God as she provides ministry.

If you visit the Moss Point Congregation, she will be there to offer outstanding ministry, thanks to your contributions to World Mission Tithes, which provide training through the MEADS program. Thank you for responding and sharing generously to enable the continuation of programs like this.

Prayer for Peace:

God of knowledge and wisdom, we thank you for the encouragement to ask for help. We thank you for the guidance to search for ways to serve you. May we learn with humility and share our knowledge with others seeking peace.

Spiritual Practice:

In many languages, God’s name contains the sound “ahhh,” a sound we make when we are breathing out or sighing. Our prayer will use the ahh names for God with a gentle arm movement that opens us to God’s presence. Begin with hands in front of you at chest level and move them up and in a large arc or circle as you breathe out each name for God.

You may speak the name of God or find a single musical note to hold or chant as you sing God’s name. Pray or sing each name several times as you call on the God of many names: Yahweh, Adonai, Jehovah, Yeshua, Sophia, Allah, Alpha, Omega. Say or sing “amen” to close.

Peace Covenant:

Today God, I study for peace, being open to your spirit of enlightenment.

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