“I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective (bitter, insulting, and abusive) and arrogant. But I was treated mercifully.” 1 Timothy 1:12-13
When I consider God’s master plan through the ages, I am overwhelmed that He has invited me to join my heart with His. Humbled that He would allow me to be the bearer of the eternal message of love, mercy and grace.
Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) has been sharing God and Faith with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and other motor sports communities since 1988.
My husband Monty and I have been blessed with the privilege of serving families in motor sports through the mobile MRO Community Center since 2001. On average, we travel 25 weekends during the year in order to provide care for men, women and children that travel weekly. As MRO Women and Children’s Ministry Coordinator, I prepare my heart and home and invite families in motor sports in as our honored guests.
I so identify with Paul’s heart in this passage of Scripture. Some days I am reminded that there are more talented, qualified, capable, and educated women who could easily take my place but for “Christ Jesus making me adequate (enough) to do His work.” Amazing.
So, what’s YOUR story? Who has God made YOU adequate to serve, “to do this work”? What is YOUR hearts deepest need today? What lack do YOU need to surrender to Christ Jesus? I would love to hear from you so that I might encourage you on YOUR journey of faith. And as a way of reminder, the outcome is not dependent on your strength but in Christ alone.
“Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof….of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now He shows me (us) off—evidence of His endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting Him forever. Deep honor and bright glory to the King of All Time— One God, Immortal, Invisible, ever and always. Oh, yes!
I’m passing this work on to you…….All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and on yourself.” 1 Timothy 1:14-19
Be encouraged friend. I want you to know that I am praying for you today. And just as Paul encouraged Timothy, I am standing on the sidelines cheering you on. Christ Jesus is true to His character. He is faithful to do His part. Now it’s our turn to find our rest in His strength, for His glory.
You are loved!!