Last week I posted a blog asking, “Who do you serve?”. Clearly my children are serving hot cocoa. 😂 This week I want to think about “How” I’m serving.
With churches opening back up and ministries trying to get organized, there is a lack of volunteers. All the volunteers before the quarantine seem to of disappeared. Some are still quarantining and others are still being cautious. I can’t blame them, but it does leave a large need.
I find myself being pulled in a few different directions. My heart wants to help out as much as possible. My head KNOWS that I need to be wise and not over-extend myself, Or should I? There are times where family needs help. You DO go over and above during those times. I consider my church, my family. I’m sure I’m not the only one or church that seems to have a large need for volunteers.
I’ve always believed in “Praying” it in. Praying and trusting the Lord to bring those volunteers to help. He has always been faithful. I, however, have NOT been.
How do I continue to serve at this pace without burning out?? Let’s see what the Lord tells us in His Word?
The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11
I can be filled with His spirit?? I can continually draw from Lord , Like I would from my faucet all day long!! That’s an amazing thought. He loves me so much, that he provides for me daily….BUT also continually. ALL DAY LONG!! (Remember that next time the kids are bugging you. 😂)
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7:38
Does my heart flow with His Love?? (Thats rhetorical. We all know it doesn’t 🤦🏼♀️)
When you put your eyes on the Lord, and focus on what is lasting, you no longer have to worry about “How” you serve, you will be continually filled with HIS Spirit! HIS Strength and His Love!!
There are times when people will ask me to help and I’ll tell them “I’ll Pray about it.” Truth is, I know what the Lord wants from me. That’s usually a response for when I’m being selfish and lazy. (Keeping my blog “Real” ) Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I do need to really think about something. Ironically , those are the times when I really WANT to do something and I feel the Lord telling me, “You’re over extending yourself Laura. How many times do we need to go through…..” well, You get the idea.
We serve an amazing God. A Father who loves us and has provided for us in EVERY Situation. So if you find yourself over extended, Or if they’re asking for help, take a leap of faith and KNOW that if you cling to the Lord, HE will give you what you need.
Please join me daily as I pray for the churches all across our planet. For the Lord to strengthen the body and keep us joined together in HIS Love.
How has the Lord strengthened you during these times with your church?? I’d love to hear your stories. Please share with me here , you can leave a comment or on Instagram. (There’s a link somewhere on this blog. 🤷♀️)
One way I love to serve others is sharing my creations. Now, before you think I have some real talent, I wanted to share “HOW” , <—— See what I did there?? 😂 I create my background brushes. I love creating backgrounds…I use two apps. IOrnament and Procreate. With IOrnament, I create the design I want, then I export it as a “Tile”. Sometimes I create the whole tile in IOrnment and other times I create what I want there and then export the tile and finish in Procreate. There are some things I can do in Procreate that I can’t in IOrnament. I finish up the background tile in Procreate and then I create the brushes.
I really don’t like sitting and just watching TV, so many nights I’m doodling. This is where the backgrounds come from. I will NEVER use all of these, but I thought that y’all could enjoy them. I only have 4 pictured but you’re actually getting 5 background brushes! Please do NOT share these brushes with anyone. Have them come here to my blog.
To download these brushes for free, Please subscribe to my newsletter http://www.Mother4Jesus.com. When you subscribe, you’ll get an email confirmation with the passwords! You can then type in the password and download the file. I have all 5 brushes in one convenient zip file!
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I hope you enjoy using them and as always, May the Lord Bless YOU!! Keep seeking Him and He will fill you with the strength you need!!