“To be blessed means to let God retell your story.” This is a quote I heard recently from Glenn Packiam, a pastor and author. As he shared his thoughts about being blessed, I was challenged to consider that we often have misconceptions about what it means and what it looks like to be blessed. We tend to think of being blessed as being strong or prosperous or successful. But the truth is, most of the pictures we have in our minds of being blessed are myths. In reality, it is often when we become open about our brokenness that we experience a deeper and more authentic blessing.

In light of this understanding of being blessed, I have to ask myself, what are we really asking when we pray for God to “bless” Berks Christian School? Are we asking for God to make us appear blessed in our own eyes? Or are we asking God to retell our story? To use our brokenness and our frailty and redeem them for His good purposes?

Pray with me…
… for the whole BCS community as we continue to make the transition into school routines
The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer; my God is my Rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

… that this year’s theme of “Rooted” would have a positive impact on the students
Continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6b-7

… over all of the preparations for our upcoming big fall event, Homecoming (October 5)
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

Soli Deo Gloria
To God alone be the glory

~ Carrie Warner, BCS Prayer Coordinator

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