Thursday, August 26, 2010

Message from Renee Trapp, Business Manager

“Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

“Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.” James 5:7-10

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1

Webster describes patience as “the will or ability to wait or endure without complaint; steadiness, endurance, or perseverance in the performance of a task.”

At times it takes a lot of patience working at Phoenix Christian when we must wait upon the Lord to bring us the students to fill our classrooms, to bring us the funding we need for our programs, and to bring us the new equipment/technology to do our jobs efficiently. We wish we could have it all—now!

But we must wait upon the Lord—and his timing.

This year the Lord has brought us many new students, some new funding, and some new equipment. Rather than complain about what we do not have or wait to act until we think we have everything we need—let us work with what we have.

At Phoenix Christian Unified Schools, our task or mission is, “in partnership with the family, to equip students to discover and develop their talents and spiritual gifts in order to live a life of service, impacting the world for Christ.”

Let us minister to the students that the Lord has brought to us—some who have never heard of God’s love or grace. Let us persevere in our task with patience as we deal with these students who were specially brought to Phoenix Christian this year!

Dear Heavenly Father, Grant us your grace and give us patience as we go about our various tasks at Phoenix Christian this year. May we do your work at Phoenix Christian diligently and without complaint. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


  1. And thank you for some much needed rain allowing our earth a much needed drink

  2. Father,

    May we watch your Son and His patience. May we find intimacy with You in the waiting.


  3. Great focus for Renee. Thanks so much.


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