I heard Amy Grant share a story on the radio a while back and it has stuck with me ever since. She heard Jimmy Gentry, a World War II veteran and recently retired teacher and coach in Nashville, TN, share some thoughtful words on life. He said that these five words or phrases can help guide you on your journey.
5. How Can I Help You?
4. I'm Proud of You
3. I Love You
2. Thank You
Take a moment to consider a time when you recently used one of these. Each of these words can gain new meaning based on how they integrate into the fabric of your life. What would it look like if these were the five most used words or phrases in your daily life? How might it impact your interactions with others?
I would invite you this week to use one of them more often. Be open to how God may be using you in these situations to share God's love in a new way.
Join us this Sunday as we gather for breakfast and fellowship in the Great Hall starting at 10:00 a.m. and connect with our church family. This is a time of year when we can share stories, connect with each other and make commitments to grow in our faith through the Education ministry at JCPC. At 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship, we will commission all of those who have made the commitment to teach and lead this year through our small groups and classes. Take some time to not only to make new commitments and promises, but to renew our covenant with God.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.