Serving People, Serving God

Works don’t get you into heaven, a saving relationship with Jesus Christ does. Doing more good than bad also is against God’s written Word. It is all about walking, reading, listening and talking to God every day, humbly accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior and obeying Him. The obeying part is a really where the service comes in. And the Bible is clear that one great way to obey and serve the Lord is to serve other people. So, there it is. We lay aside all our wants to take time to help someone and bingo, we get a big smile from God. And when He smiles at us, we receive blessings ad rewards either now or eternal. You can bank on that. 😄❤

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Painting Mom’s House

Mom’s kitchen was an ugly dark apricot color and now it is a light, creamy color. I am going to carry that color into her laundry room. This will help a lot. Part of the reason is for her enjoyment, as she always hated that dark apricot color and part is for resale. She is n planning to move into an apartment soon that can handle a wheelchair. So, it serves mom in two ways.

Things like this don’t take tons of time or money but make a huge difference in someone’s world. When you reach into someone’s world, it is meaningful to them and accomplishes showing love and serving God. When we do anything for anyone, we do that for the Lord. Always worth it!!😄❤

The Cleaning of a Refrigerator

So, confession time. I have not cleaned out my refrigerator for a year. I have cleaned spills, gotten rid of bad food, but not cleaned it all out for a year. Deplorable to some, yes, others I am quite sure would wonder why ever do it. Lol But today, I clean the refrigerator. In fact I am halfway finished and am taking a break to let it cool down again. But let me tell you, my husband’s love languages are acts of service primarily and then gifts secondly. So to him, my cleaning out the fridge is amazing and proves my love to him. I grew up doing all the cleaning inside and out so I can clean. Not my favorite thing to do, I heartily confess, but here is where my new talent of humbleness comes in. I am doing it for my husband, for my family that it matters to. That is love. Love someone their way today.❤

Heaven’s Waiting Room

Our time here on earth for all of us should be time spent waiting for heaven. But it is not a passive wait. We are not sitting around on our butts waiting for time to pass, we are worshipping God and thanking Him for Jesus’ work to assure us a place. We are thankful, friends! And while we worship and live thankfully, we are growing closer in our relationship with God. Wow, what a magnificent thought! We are loved by Almighty God our Creator who is rich in love and kindness, goodness and gentleness, joy and peace, holiness and self-control. He who created the stars knows and loves and wants to be close to us. Wow! In such deep thankfulness and worship, we cannot help but radiate His love and good things and humbly serve others also. What better show of our gratitude? And this is our waiting room experience on earth, awaiting heaven with our precious Savior! How blessed we all are!❤❤❤

Delight in Humble Serving

Today my family served the Lord through serving our Great Aunts Evelyne and Ellen for the day. We stayed all day and it was beautiful. From cleaning out their fridge, hanging a new American flag, cleaning out a plumbing clog, lubricating the garage door, filling nail holes, etc., all was wonderful and gave great joy to all of us. There is little better than serving the Lord together as a family. And right now, I am tired, as we all are, but I, as we all are, am teaming with joy and breathing heartily and contentedly. Praise God!!! ❤

Clean Freak

I am not a clean freak but I am recently very much like a clean freak lately. I spring cleaned our house over spring break, mom’s house over last week and this one and Great Aunts Evelyne and Ellen yesterday. I am headed over to finish mom’s cleaning up. And for someone who is not a clean freak, I sure am acting like it lately. Lol

I am thankful for n opportunities to serve people because it is always serving God also. That energizes me for things I don’t enjoy. I always remember Jesus didn’t rnjoy what He went through for n us but He did it anyone to show us love. So the least I can do for Him is show love by being inconvenienced. Life is acting about Him and not me. And it is a good life!❤

Choose Discomfort

Weird thing to say. Especially as I say that you have arrived and matured spiritually in life when you are content in any and every circumstance, trusting God with the details.

No, this is more of a comfort matter. I can be content and not be comfortable. In fact, this is my M.O., my credo, my life story. I can name on one hand the times I have been truly comfortable AND content being myself naturally. Most of the time I was trying to fit some mold or obey parents or obey teachers or please parents or fit in at church or not seem crazy despite my being so often. I don’t think like anyone I know… I am naturally a nature girl, pianist, singer/songwriter, artist, writer/author, sports girl, leader, seamstress, fashion designer, machine tinkerer, carpenter, mechanic loving, farming, mommy, wife, animal and children and elderly-loving, mission-minded Christian. Tell me where I can ever be myself. Does all that seem to fit together cohesively? Does it fit any person in church maybe? Work? Who can handle all that? No, I have always had to tone me down to some standard of social normalcy.

That being said, there is wisdom and greatness involved and resulting from not getting too comfortable. I believe if we choose to act, serve, do, be, love rather than sit around being comfortable, we please God. I have yet to find the verse some people live by that God is pleased by those who sit around in comfort and please themselves. It is not n in the Bible, does not exist. It is a device of the devil. An idiot believes God expects nothing of us but our comfort. Like Jesus dies for our sins so we can hang out watching TV and feeding our faces or be in social media all day making sure we do nothing to be censored by their demonic agenda (why I quit facebook and all social media over a year ago). No, God says to live out our faith, serve, love, help. We are not in existence to pamper our own behinds. We are here for God, to demonstrate and worship His glory and encourage each other in home and church.❤