Don't Flounder in Your Walk With God
If you have been reading my blog this past, you know that our church just finished an amazing time with our Vacation Bible School. My family was so busy every day! Some were involved in skits while I was involved with the audio-visual department and still others were participating in the fun of VBS. I was relieved when we concluded our events, but I began to think of how easily we might fall back into a complacent life once again.
At Vacation Bible School, we prayed a salvation prayer every day, memorized Scripture, sang great songs of all that Jesus has done for us, and created some pretty awesome crafts. I was eager to not have to rush to get to the church to set up for the day, but I was missing the overall point of what my children (even the older ones) would truly be missing. They had ministered to other children through love, servitude, and hospitality. When VBS was over, we wouldn't have that any more. Then I really began to think...
Why can't we still do that?! Just because Vacation Bible School is over, what is there to keep us from ministering to children in our neighborhood and in our area of town? The answer is that nothing is keeping us from doing that except us! We can still be servants and be hospitable to the children and families we come in contact with at any time. After all, that is the Great Commission, to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15). And by ministering, we're causing our hearts to grow closer to God, too. Growing is what God intends for everything He created! Look at plants, animals, birds, fish and people. We are born and we GROW! If we aren't growing, we aren't thriving. If we aren't thriving, we're floundering in our walk. The time to act is NOW!
This week, our family is going to brainstorm some ways we can serve others in our neighborhood. I would like to encourage you to do the same. Then post a comment about what your family did to serve others in your area!