Reflection for January 2016 on the theme Be Courageous

Reflection – 2018

Priscilla Penny former IVP of Africa

By Priscilla Penny former IVP of Africa

Priscilla is the former IVP for Africa. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe with husband Claudio. As well as all that she does for GB, Priscilla and Claudio also have a busy family life, keeping abreast of all that’s happening in the lives of their four children and five grandchildren!

Our task is to plant and nurture the seeds in whatever way God reveals to us. So how do we do this? Well, of course, we have to talk about Jesus. We will doubtless do this through our epilogues and devotional times.  Then we also need to ensure that we do not neglect the spiritual parts of our programme. But perhaps more important than either of these things, we need to live out our Christian lives before our girls.

Someone once said ‘the only Bible some people will ever read will be YOU!’ The challenge to us as leaders is to ensure that while we are busy with our projects, our games, our crafts and cooking we gently but consistently drop seeds of kindness, forgiveness, acceptance and love. As you leave your meeting place, each week, stop for a moment and ask yourself;

‘Have I sown enough seeds tonight or have I left any part of the soil barren?’

We may not know the results – that is in God’s hands. What we do know, however, is that we are inspired and motivated by His Holy Spirit and all our works are constituted under God’s divine power. Will you go out and plant seeds? God gives us the strength and resources: we just need to be willing to trust and go!

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