Spiritual Boot Camp

Beautiful Savior’s April “Connections” featured an article entitled ‘Stephen Ministry by the Numbers’.

One bullet stated – Millions of hurting people have been blessed by the care and support of a Stephen Minister.

This is just plain sad.  I know we live in a broken world; I know sin surrounds us.  But that word “millions” struck my soul.  If millions of people have been helped, how many millions have not reached out?  How many have suffered alone without the care and support of anyone?

I remember a sermon which focused on spiritual boot camp.  I’m pretty sure military boot camp is anything but fun.  It’s got twists and turns, ups and downs, humiliating moments, demanding assignments, exhausting drills, endless exertion.  Boot camp turns ordinary men and women into extraordinary individuals willing to serve my country.  God bless them.

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What’s happening during your spiritual boot camp?  Are you struggling with financial difficulties?  Relationship concerns?  Emotional insecurities?  Health issues?  Work woes?  Doubts about your Heavenly Father?  God’s tests, trials and tribulations can be overwhelming.  If you need help maneuvering life’s twists and turns, ups and downs, humiliating moments, demanding assignments, exhausting drills, and endless exertion, seek help.  Request a Stephen Minister’s assistance.  Pray.  Reach out.

Let your spiritual boot camp turn you into an extraordinary individual willing to serve your God.  God bless you.

Salutations to my husband, my cousin and a fellow blogger for their  time and Christ-centered care given as Stephen Ministers.

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In His Grip,

Jeanie Shank

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