Serving Your Church

Hello!

I won’t try to lie about this topic.  I have never been one to step out of my little comfort zone when it comes to our church.  I love our church.  Don’t get me wrong.  I just never really knew where I belonged.  Over the last couple months though, my little guy would not sit through church.  He also was completely against staying in the nursery without my husband or I present.  So we started letting Jonathan stay with us during praise and worship, but we would alternate who would take him to the nursery.  That way, every other week, we would each get to hear the sermon.

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Just a few weeks ago though, I started having this persistent thought that I should start volunteering in the nursery, especially since I was in there every other week anyway.  Now, like I said already, I’m not one to go outside of my comfort zone.  I get awkward.  I didn’t know how to reach out to someone to ask about serving in the nursery, so I just put it aside and ignored that persistent thought.  (I should know by now that when I have a persistent thought like this, it isn’t going to go away.  Hello!  God is speaking to me!)  Lo and behold, I was sitting in the nursery and the nursery leader comes out and asks, “So would you be interested in being put on the schedule for the nursery?”  There it was.  God knew I was ignoring his persistence, so He was dangling it right in my face.

I have only been in there as a volunteer one Sunday so far.  Nevertheless, I am now volunteering in my church’s nursery and I love it! I get to hang out with my little guy, but I also get to see and care for other church goers sweet little ones.  This is my time to serve in my church.  I am able to use a gift God has given me of caring for little ones and use it to serve not only my church, but God.  How amazing is that?!

Scripture reads in 1 Peter 4:10-11, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.  Amen.”

So until next time,

Okie Mom

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