As I begin this journey of learning what it is to be a District Superintendent, what I learn most of all is your faith and how you live that out – in and through your congregations. For that reason, I find myself in prayer for you this day, this week.
I am thankful for:
- Your boldness to continue doing the work of Christ in times when challenges are at every turn;
- Your determination to make God’s love real in a world that challenges what that means;
- Your not giving up, when giving up would be easy;
- Your embodying love and grace, even when you encounter anger and division;
- Your commitment to maintaining unity in the Body of Christ, it is who we are;
- And your work to make discipleship more than just a word, but a revolutionary lifestsyle.
Our world is so in need of what you have to offer, the Christ who lives in your heart and moves through your actions. Continue to walk in faith, trusting God’s Spirit to inspire and guide your steps. There are hungry people who need more than a handout of food; there are people who have been bullied and rejected for so many reasons; there are systems in place that stifle the embodiment of God’s justice and love.
May God’s Spirit strengthen and guide you in all you do. May you continue to be God’s instruments for transformation. Please know that my prayers for you this day are filled with thanks and praise for each and every one of you.
In Christ’s love,
Rev. N. Susan Brims,
Missional Strategist and Superintendent
Philippians 1:3-6 The Message
Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.