If the light that is on you is brighter than the light that is in you, the light that is on you will destroy you. – Christine Caine
We did a lot of serving when I was a child. It was just something my mother and I just did. And I always loved it. He didn’t do anything fancy and it didn’t cost us anything our time. And the smiles and the hugs are which received were so worth it. I was raised and reassured that there is always something I can do to help.
As my kids get older I continue to look for opportunities for us to serve together within our community. It is so important for us to see and understand that it’s not all about us. We aren’t here to be helpless bystanders. We were created for GOOD works.
At the same time I like to ensure tuat the things we do are being done with the right heart. It can be so easy to serve, going through the motions. To lose sight of giving with the right spirit. I fear we get caught up in doing without really doing.
I think of our heart, sometimes like bad fruit that is rotting from the inside out. We can’t always see you within. If we don’t examine it carefully it can make us sick.
What are we doing to call today at the fruit in our lives? It has to be more than writing a check or baking treats or sitting in a church pew.
Meals on Wheels…Kingdom Kids..Soup Kitchens…Food Pantries… Shelters all around the city.
There are so many ways that we can serve. It may take a while to find the one that is just right but as we go along prayerfully, we are certain that God will make a way and show us the place he has for us.
Seek and ye shall find.