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SHIP Ministry - Serving His Infinite Purpose (SHIP)

Share, Help, Inspire, Pursue Meet Don Cox and Regina Byrd.  Don and Regina seemed to be on the same path after Don’s  wife passed after an extensive battle with Cancer.  “Something was guiding our paths together and a blessing  was bestowed for both of us with the Lord compelling us into  ministry together.” It appeared the Lord had a plan for us so  exactly what was the driving force that led us to open The  SHIP Ministry? Let us count the ways (and the SHIPS)......  We were dealing with a particular situation, as our normal  activities would typically lead us to, and as we were giving  counsel, all of a sudden I got this picture of SHIPS, they  started to flood my mind and heart and out from the depths of my experiences and previous  encounters with others in counseling sessions, The Holy Spirit's counsel, insight and inspiration  began to flow out of me and into the situation at hand!  It was a beautiful sight and impacted the  individuals in a remarkable way, but also Regina and I, as well!  We thought to ourselves, how  many different Ships we all must navigate.....  The Light Bulb went off.......... In this life, we need to learn to navigate the seas of life, while also learning to serve on the various SHIPS we will sail on, as they may be hurled, upon  the seas of life.  Our SHIP is the life we live, our life is lived out on different SHIPS, at different times, in our life.  In this life, we need The Navigator, Jesus, to teach us, to lead and guide us with The Compass, His Word and to rely upon His Spirit, The Holy Spirit  for wisdom and understanding!  We are all called to COMPANIONSHIP, in this life, to develop a RELATIONSHIP, in order to have sweet FELLOWSHIP.  It's vitally important to  continue our COURTSHIP.  We've been given the responsibility of STEWARDSHIP, to learn and be taught by Godly LEADERSHIP, through the  process of DISCIPLESHIP, to come into the understanding of LORDSHIP, SONSHIP, OWNERSHIP, in order to be set free that we will abandon  ourselves, holding nothing back, to WORSHIP, to experience a true and righteous FRIENDSHIP, with our HEADSHIP, the one true and only  KINGSHIP, who is and was and is to come, and shall forever be, THE SOVEREIGN over all.  He will, as we follow His FLAGSHIP, lead us all to the CHAMPIONSHIP, where we will all win for all time and eternity!  The SHIP Ministry is established to Serve His Infinite Purpose!  We will do this by, reaching out to everyone, just as they are, with God's love and  compassion, being full of grace and truth. No pretenses, prejudices, or predicates. It's not our purview or job, to change people.  That's the work of The  Holy Spirit!  It is, however, our responsibility to accept, embrace, acknowledge and encourage them, with God's love through serving.  Blessings... Don & Regina
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