We have jumped full force into summertime...swimming daily, playing in the yard, at the park, play dates, popsicles....
As I was on my early morning walk today, I realized something is missing, something is seriously missing. I have failed to ask the Lord something. I have failed to say, "Lord, how can I serve you this summer??"
I can serve my family, serve through fostering, serve through teaching them more of Him every day...but something is still missing. I know there are so many more ways I should be putting myself out there to serve our amazing, loving, wonderful living God. I know that there are hurting people right here, in my state, city and neighborhood, I know there has to be a better way. There has to be some way I can step out of my comfort zone and serve. There has to be something we can do to serve the Lord this summer. Something my children could be a part of, to see how christians serve the Lord in their own communities...how they show the love of Jesus. They need to see this! Our kids need to see us modeling a life of service. They need to learn to be a part of that, as if it was just normal routine.
Yes, something is missing, and it will take taking our eyes off of ourselves, what we "want" to do this summer, what we want to plan this summer for our own fun and entertainment. It will take some sacrifice, and seeking God to guide us. It will take stepping out in places we may not like or feel comfortable in, but it will be more important than anything else we could do this summer.
It will take looking at ourselves and surrending to Him, and serving in a way that is sacrificial, and with a servant's heart.
Saturday in Ellen's Kitchen - For Saturday in my kitchen I wanted to share some kitchen items I've been using for 42 years now. We were married in December of 1974 and these were some ...
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