Ministry Tools Resource Center
Newsletter: May 2021

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Dear Friends,
We don't know what tomorrow brings so let's ask God to "teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Ps. 90:12). Check out a new article using this verse to suggest goals for our adult ministries, goals we would all do well to work toward in our individual lives as well.

It's about making the most of every opportunity (Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5). God invites us to ask Him for the wisdom we need (James 1:5) and He gave us His Spirit to help us make the right decisions.
It's also about not getting caught up in the mundane things of life which happens when we compartmentalize life. When all of life is about who we are in Christ, even the mundane things take on a new meaning.
And, it's about making God's priorities ours. Jesus identified love for God and people as the greatest commandments (Matt. 22:37-40). When we ask God to teach us to number our days, certainly what He views as most important has to become part of those days. -- And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best ... to the glory and praise of God. (Phil. 1:9-11) -- (Bible teachers, check out some questions you may have about loving students.)

May God indeed help each one of us to "number our days" by making the most of every moment as we love Him with all of who we are and love others as ourselves. May we not look back with regrets but rather look forward to our Lord saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" (Matt. 25:23).

Yours in His Service,

Phyllis Kline
Ministry Tools Resource Center