Our Lives Aren’t Our Own


My Marine son, Grant, put in his request for where he'll be stationed. And he waited….and waited…and waited. And watched others get their orders…and he waited.

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I'm learning so much from him about what it means that our lives are not our own. He's under authority. He can't argue, beg, plead, conspire, or anything else to get his way. He waits.

This reminded me this weekend of 2 Timothy 2:3-4: "Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs–he wants to please his commanding officer."

May everything we do in children's ministry be pleasing to our commanding officer!

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About Author

Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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