This summer, I had started making plans to meet the Lighthouse Bible study at the Rooster, like last year, on Tuesday nights and go over the book of James with other Thirst quenchers throughout the Word. I haven't made but ONE lesson for the whole summer so far, and I should have at least FOUR done already, if not more. I also made plans ONCE with the leader of the praise band to have Sunday night worhsip services for my college group. I haven't talked with him about it since early March... I also wanted to do some local mission work with the Bible study group (i.e. soup kitchen, habitat for humanity, etc.) but I haven't even MENTIONED these ideas to the woman who would be able to get me scheduled at these places. I have hardly done much work beyond what I've already done to improve upon the ministry God has blessed be and entrusted me with. I know that, with as awesome and almighty as He is, He will be able to use the ministry I have independent of the works that I do. But it's still a discouraging thought that I could have done more, but didn't.
I need prayer and encouragement for this summer for many reasons - most of them listed. To go along with all of this, the few people that were regulars last summer (the ones who weren't afraid to speak up and give their input and answer/ ask questions) will be staying in their designated college towns for the summer. I hope that God is able to speak to whoever comes and that new 'leaders' in the group will come out. This will be my last summer leading this particular Bible study (I'm getting married!!!) and I don't want to leave without knowing that someone strong in their faith that has a heart for God's people will continue this great ministry and pass it on when they leave. PLEASE pray for all of these things, prayer is so powerful, and I'm having a hard time with it. Thanks for reading. And if you would like to join our group this summer for fellowshipping and communion with God, learning more about His heart for us, and learning how to walk closer to Him, leave a comment and let me know :) I'll be glad to give you more details about our meetings! I know God will pull me together before our first meeting, and I kow that the summer is in His hands... I just need encouragement.