Service over Self

I was asked to sign 36 Resurrection Day celebration cards for the residents of a small local nursing home. Next Sunday we will put them together in a small gift bag with some chocolates and take it to them for Resurrection Day. I wanted to help and had this last day of spring break, so said yes. At first I did 10 and wanted to take a break and do some variety word puzzles. And bear with me at the silliness here, but I checked myself and kept going with my service project. To make it more meaningful, I drew a picture on each card and wrote “May God bless your Resurrection Day!” and I got my daughter to help with the drawings. So, basically I doubled down on the service project rather than selfishly relaxing with my puzzles.

Result: I feel great for getting the service project finished and my daughter felt great for helping. I also had time afterward for some puzzles anyway.

It is better to serve others first and serve self afterward. God always provides for our needs when we do the right thing.😃❤️

Doing Nothing is Doing Something

Do what you can for God and others out of love to God. When you do nothing, you actually do something: you disobey. James is pretty clear that faith without action (serving others, helping others, participating in church, lovingly helping your family, etc.) is dead. If your faith in God is viable, you will be doing something for Him and His church.😃❤️

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. 😄❤

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!!😄❤