It seems to me that discipleship is something that we all love and fear at the same time. We, and by ‘we’ I mean me, love it when someone pours their life into us, invest in us, the ultimate one on one experience. But then when it comes to be our turn to invest into someone else, panic seems to set in. We think, “I don’t know anything!” “I haven’t been a christian long enough.” “I am the last person to be discipling some one” Does this sound familiar? My two year old daughter taught me a lesson about discipleship. John Zimmer has always said regarding discipleship that if you have even been saved for 5 minutes there is someone who is younger then you in the faith that you should be discipling. I have heard it many times, I am in a ministry that teaches this concept and puts it to practice quite well. I don’t know why I just didn’t get it. I mean I got it, but didn’t get it, if that makes any sense at all. God had used Hannah for me to GET it. I was watching Lily Hickok one afternoon last week. After Lydia had left Hannah imediatly ran and got her toddler Bible, plopped down next to Lily and started to read the Bible to her, pointing out the things that she knew like the animals, sun, moon, stars, and Noah of all things. She didn’t know much, but she shared the things that she did know with someone who is younger than her. Such a simple principle that I make so much more complicated then what it is. “I don’t know everything, but, let me share what I do know.”
So here it is May this in this month’s post of enjoying the process I wanted to focus on my small group as it will be changing in about three weeks! I absolutley LOVE my small group! Even though I am not sure if all of them are saved, I am so thankful for this particular group of girls! We all get along, there are no dissentions among us! It is so relaxing at small group, and I don’t want it to change. I don’t want Janelle and Kaileigh to leave! Even though I know, just like every other year, that they are going to grow SOO much when they get into their high school groups. It really is a bitter sweet moment, AND I know that I am going to love the girls that I will be getting. It is a very weird thing. This Wednesday is our last small group together and I hope that I don’t start crying at the end! But God is good and has sovereignly ordained for this to happen…and for that I will rejoice! I am also enjoying the process with my kids and my camera. I have been taking oodles upon oodles of pictures. Here are a couple more that I took tonight!
Well, I am back from women’s retreat and what can I say…it was awesome! I don’t know how to even describe it. Betty Price was phenominal! I was placed with one of my close friends in my room and then another was my reflection group leader! I had some really good talks with friends….and it was great. I didn’t even worry about my kids or try to call my husband, but I am so glad to be home!!!! i did miss my family. here are some pic from when I got home.