Psalm One Ministries
Rooted in Christ, Growing in His Word, Celebrating His Grace

Psalm One Ministries

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November 2014

As I reflect on Thanksgiving week, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for good friends, family, and so very many wonderful blessings and delightful surprises this year. But I am especially thankful for my job.

Yes, my job. I wish more people could say that. But I am so very, very grateful for the platform to do the work of the ministry to which God has called me.

  • To teach the Word.
  • To draw people away from the noise and clatter to enjoy time at Jesus’ feet.
  • To facilitate opportunities to hear the still, small voice of God whispering in their ear.
  • To coach people to integrate Sabbath into every facet of their lives.
  • To put someone’s hand into the hand of Jesus when they might not be able to find their way to Him.
  • To help people more clearly see the One who is invisible.
  • To train believers to discern and follow the Lord’s steps and agenda in their lives.
  • To encourage those on the front lines of ministry to keep their hearts alive, their minds clear, and their souls replenished as they serve God.
  • To come alongside those in ministry families with unique stressors, challenges, possible scars, and blessings from life in the “fishbowl” of the church.
  • To integrate the head, heart, and hands to all follow hard after God.
  • To encourage people to walk in the joy, freedom, fun, and laughter of Jesus.

It’s not an easy job, but the blood, sweat, and tears are so worth it. I am so thankful for God’s leading, for the mentors and friends who have taught me so much about faith, for the support and trust around me that makes Psalm One possible, for faithful people who invest in Psalm One through their giving, prayers, and participation. I couldn’t do a thing without this great cloud of witnesses surrounding me.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:2-11)

So I say thank you to those who will be eating turkey and dressing this week. And those far flung friends all over the planet. And those whom I’ve not yet met face to face. I am so grateful that I get to do what I do. Thank you for being part of this journey.

With God’s love and mine,
Linda