Multiplied Efforts and Territory
God is amazing in that He brings people together with shared passions and visions who share different gifts and talents. Julie, A Warrior Mom who has volunteered to create our contact management database by tailoring the software that we purchased as well as simultaneously uploading all of our (over 5,000) contacts, recently sent me an email that she spent 6 hours cleaning up the contacts. Subsequently, she said, “There are 219 First United Methodist Churches, 143 First Southern Baptist, and 92 First Presbyterian.” At our last meeting, we decided that we needed something to help us distinguish between all of them. She has been diligently working ever since.
This morning, after spending 5 hours editing a book and working on this book, I told God, “There is so much to do.” I was thinking of the work for my part-time job as well as the work for school, and a grocery store trip I needed to make. After reading her email, God reminded me that He multiplies our efforts and in so doing expands the territory gained by bringing people together with united passion and different gifts, talents, and assignments. I thought about how my friend, Julie, worked 6 hours yesterday unbeknownst to me, and I was reminded that I am not doing all this and I am not supposed to do all this, and God specifically sent many other members of the team to accomplish different tasks for the same over-all purpose. I also remembered that Barbara was in Puerto Rico, editing the Leadership Manual, Nicole was working on publishing matters, Libby was working on graphic design and layout matters, Kim was working on the books and banking stuff, and many existing and new Warrior Mom Leaders were preparing for new Warrior Mom classes that will start in the Fall, and that Silvia was down the road translating The Warrior Mom Handbook into Spanish, and I sat back and exhaled and told God, “Thank you that YOU multiply our efforts and expand our territory when we work for You!
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you. I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
The Warrior Mom Ministry was founded by Kristina Seymour, author of The Warrior Mom Handbook – Equipping Women through the Word, a Bible study for moms who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. Kristina has learned that moms can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about The Warrior Mom Handbook, the Warrior Mom Ministry, and to sign up for daily encouragement, visit Kristina's blog.