God be Glorified.
We are all called to ministry. The ministry of love, kindness, and compassion for our fellow man.
Before i start i have to say Thank You Jesus for this lovely Memorial day, for the men and woman and families that sacrifice their lives daily so that we may have the joy of resting in freedom.
These past couple of months have been the most interesting of all. God is taking me on a journey from self to others. As He has been doing this i am learning what it is like for leaders in the church. You start by hearing the call. How, by Resting in His Word. Getting to know the Creator and His ways. Then you see all that needs done and think to yourself i have to do something. You go and do something, and do some more and do some more. Till your warn out and begging God for a day off. We forget about the Rest. That it was in the Rest, that we could even see beyond ourselves and our needs. i’m learning that if i rest in Him, He will direct my paths. For even in the doing He has shown me not all i do He asked of me.
See i’ve been Blessed with a restored relationship with my mom. So there is one person right there in whom i can minister Love , Kindness and Compassion too. Seeking to understand her and her needs. As well as others The Lord has placed in my path. In my zeal to help, and no longer be selfish and self centered, i for got that it is better to love fully then to do, just for the sake of doing. Even if you are truly doing for others with good intentions.
i’m learning that the Whole body working together gets far more accomplished then just one person working alone. That if i seek The Lord to serve those He has given me then my time will be filled with them and i don’t need to look in EVERY CORNER to find where i can help. Isn’t it the ones closest to us that need us the most?
In His Mercy God gives us reprieves. Oh Thank You Father. It is in these reprieves that He tells me, ” listen it’s not your job to help every human being on the plant. It is your job to Love ME, and those i have given you. It’s not you doing any of it anyway. It’s ME Working through you.”
Father may our lives be pleasing to you, may all we do, we do in Love for the Glory of Jesus Name and The Exalting of Your Kingdom.