Christian Discipleship MinistriesOn this LIVE edition of Discipling Women: “Damage Control“, Caroline Savage, Lynn Marino, and Lyn Smith discuss Discipleship: “PERFECTION” with special guest Joyce Thrasher the Crazy Pastor’s Wife. Teaming God’s Word with Caroline and Lynn’s book, “The Discipling Woman.

June 19, 2014 – PERFECTION

About Joyce Thrasher – Being a pastor’s wife is a big part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Yet, I have to admit that sometimes I want to run away and would rather live on the beach in a tent; but thankfully those days are rare. Usually on those days my husband, Donny, calmly talks me down from the ‘ledge’. Being in ministry is not easy, but it’s where I am called and want to be. However, I wouldn’t be honest if I pretended there aren’t challenges that come with being a pastor’s wife. People have hurt me and I have hurt people. Situations come up that I don’t know how to handle or what to say; but I wouldn’t be faithful to my calling and to God if I didn’t look for and choose joy and laughter everyday. God hasn’t asked me to do anything that is unproductive or impossible. He has asked me to do what He asks every believer to do: to deny myself, to take up my cross, and follow Christ with joy. He has given us all privileges and responsibilities as His children and this life as a pastor’s wife is what that responsibility looks like specifically for me. Being in ministry is not easy, but it’s where I want to be.

“Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:12

My favorite verses are:

Philippians 3:12-14

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,  I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”