I enjoy working hard, adore serving others. I do this knowing that the majority of people kind of take for granted work done for them and pretty much think they deserve it. So why do I do it, knowing this? I figured it out, with God’s wisdom and help, that I work for and serve Him and He loves that from me. I am worshipping when I work. Sometimes whistling too, but always worshipping. Lol. And so it does not matter the state of the heart of the beneficiary of my efforts. What matters to me is my heart and that I am working for and serving God and my secret is my goal. Here is the secret… my whole big picture goal is to please God. And sometimes I please God by fasting and praying in quiet, sometimes praising through my voice and piano, sometimes painting, sometimes hard labor, sometimes spending time with a friend listening, sometimes teaching my children, whatever it may be. But when I want more than anything to please God, I have found that He is pleased and blesses me. Sometimes He blesses me in a tangible way but always He just gives me peace and joy and contentment and makes me feel so good. And now you know my secret. And feel free to adopt it and give it a test drive and you will like it. 😄❤
When your soul needs a boost
And there’s nothing going right
And the dark creeps on in
Seems to engulf the light.
Give yourself a light boost
With an intentioned heart
And serve someone with joy
And relight your own light.
No longer wait for another to help
When your soul needs a boost, create one for yourself.
Create it with prayer and find someone to help,
Something that needs done and do it yourself.❤
As I wash the clothes again
Thr mundane repetition
Not some great humanitarian feat
For any but who wears them.
And it dawns on me the import
Of what it is I’m doing.
I am washing clothes of Jesus
It is Jesus I am serving.❤
Many people have sacrifices for our country in service fields because of their love for our country, sometimes for a paycheck, sometimes because n of their sheer love for their fellow man and a God-given desire to help. In any case, the sacrifice they have made or are making now or even have made and they are retired now, this day we value, respect and really appreciate them and their families. Sometimes their families give up more than they do. So we thank them. Thank you, every service person, in past, present or future, for we could not be free without this sacrifice and be protected without your important work. You matter. What you did matters. What you are doing now matters. What better way to serve God than to serve men and women and u our country. Thank you all! God bless you all!!!❤❤❤
So, while I was sick and sleeping a lot, I lost most all communication with the outside world, all blog reading, all updates, all face time with a screen. And it was necessary and essential to my rest and focus on healing. And now that I am nearly recovered, I would love to keep much of that time I had saved and serve more in my church and community and our garden. I hope to start small for our family at first and see what grows well here and abundantly so that we may help other families/widows around here needing veggies that are often quite pricey in the stores. I will freeze or can and minister to others as we can. That is a goal. I speak of revival and service and this is one more step for us toward that end and making this life count for the kingdom of God. So there it is. I will blog as God leads. God is so good!! Love you!❤
I am great with two groups of people: kids and the elderly. I am not good with the in between ages. That is how it has always been, except my few friends that mean a great deal to me. I used to think I was just weird, and I really am ok either that, prefer it actually. But lately, I think it is my gifting from God, my design. And in my service to others, I excel the greatest when I am working with kids and elders. And I do so as often as I can while still maintaining my responsibilities at home. And I really enjoy coaching 2nd and 3rd grade homeschool P.E. and I just live my kids. We have it every week and it is great. And my kids are feeling like family, telling me all about their weeks, holding my hands while we walk, racing me, giving a hug after class. It is just the sweetest thing. And I would encourage you, whatever age group God built you for, to serve them somehow. It is truly beautiful when we do what we were designed to do. Artists should do art. Musicians should do music. Politicians should really work on their moral code. Lol Do what God made you to do. It is worth the startup effort and God blesses your effort for Him well. ❤
My answer to the selfishness that attempt to sneak into us all is service. I force myself and now my kids (my peroggative) into a position of being humble enough to serve someone else. This forces focus onto someone else and you reap the internal rewards of joy God gives you for it. We just started delivering food and commodities to the needy elderly through a wonderful local organization. We drove to very beat down areas of town and some smelly situations and destitute people and gave them needed things and warm hugs and smiles. Immediate gratification: we felt good for having helped and loved and were honored by being Jesus for them in that moment. Also, my kids felt genuinely amazing for having helped and us doing it together. They also were able to appreciate our seeming riches in contrast to the humble we saw. We were humbled at ever grumbling or wishing for more than we had for it was obvious that in the scheme of things, we are so so very blessed already. I challenge you to serve the community somehow as a family if you can and aren’t already. When you help anyone, you help God. There is nothing like it and no beauty so clearly true than doing so. ❤