Sunday, July 18

The Joy of Serving the LORD

I had an opportunity to serve the LORD with some ladies from my church this past weekend. What a delight it was to serve with them! Our job was to throw a block party for a neighborhood. As you can see, this is the vacant lot we had to work with- rocks and clay. But we made it work and it turned out to be exactly what we needed for kids to come in eat some pizza and ice cream. At first, when we got everything set up, we kind of wondered if anyone would show up...but they did. Why do we wonder when we serve God about who will come? I too even wondered if anyone would come.. oh, me of little faith. Turns out, the majority of the kids in the neighborhood came and it was a great success.

One of the main activities we had for kids was to put stickers around a framed verse of John 3:16. Imagine if they never heard this verse before? Thank you God that we can proclaim your message of salvation! May the seeds planted yesterday take root and grow into beautiful salvation. This precious little boy loved stickers and decided he would not only place some of the stickers on his frame, but also on himself. Oh, how precious!

Stickers everywhere! Yay God!

A little face painting too!

Here is a picture of the kids I got a chance to talk to about the LORD. I fell in love with them and was amazed at the opportunity God gave me to talk to them about their every day life. I found out a few of them had some family members far away from the LORD and got a chance to pray with them about these family members. Thank you God for open doors.

Opportunities to serve God are all around us. We don't have to go to another neighborhood to do it. We can make an impact where we are. Let's not miss opportunities that stare us in the face each and every day.

Ephesians 6:7 says,"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, ..." which says it all about serving. It's God we serve. It's because of what Jesus has done on the cross for us that we go and tell. Isn't that worth telling!
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