Thursday, July 23, 2015

The call to serve


God calls us to serve others. 


"It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others." Ephesians 2:10


He doesn’t call us all to serve the same way. He provides us each with gifts to use to bless/serve others.  God always blesses His people when they are faithful in their service.  Our blessings/service to others will come back on us.  


"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10



Over the years my daughters and I have served others in many different ways.  I am trying to instill in my daughters the importance of volunteering, serving, and giving.  I want to teach them to be givers. It’s hard being a single mom and working full-time to fit in serving between our busy summer schedule, sports, and school during the year. Around the holidays it’s easy to be consistent with serving, there are always different events with our church and local missions to get involved in. It is the in between times that I find it hard to be intentional about serving. This year my “Yes” is being more intentional and making the time to serve others more.

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

 

Here Is one of the ways we are serving now.

 

Step Into My Shoes Program-Serving together, Growing Together 

Step Into My Shoes™ is designed to nurture spiritual and physical transformation both for those served, and those serving.

Step Into My Shoes™ delivers a peek into the daily life of Ugandan Pastor Tom, his wife Nancy and their 12 children, as they gather water, prepare food, find safety when they sleep, go to school, and enjoy time together.

My daughters loved learning all about the Life of Pastor Tom and his family. Visit this link to purchase your Step into my shoes Family Kit.  
Order your kit  http://stepintomyshoes.org/for-families/




Your Step Into My Shoes™ Kit includes everything you need to meet your African host family and discover what it means to "live from God’s enough."
  • Video DVD – Engaging videos featuring Pastor Tom’s family and their daily life
  • Map of Uganda
  • Journey Guide – Bible-based family devotionals and fun, enriching activities
  • Prayer (Shoe)Laces – Wear one and share one to jog your memory to pray for kids in need
  • Free 1-year global children’s magazine subscription to connect with kids around the world