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Friday focus: You are not forgotten

Luke 12:6-7 

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Serve when you feel undedevalued.  My pastors were always appreciative of everyone who joined in serving. although I know that may not be the case in some churches around the globe. It is up to the ministers and leaders within the ministry to be the encouragement to those who are serving. 
  Encouragement when done correctly can motivate others to continue serving and inspires those who desire to serve to jump in. When you know that you have the support and confidence of your leaders it motivates you to push harder, aim higher and walk confidently why? You have a group of brothers and sisters who believe like you. They can pray for you.
         But what if you’re not thanked? What if you continue Sunday to Sunday and you don’t get a thank you, even from your pastor?
            I want to tell you thank you for being the hands and feet of the church; That’s  what you are when you serve at church.You are a blessing to your pastor. You accomplish God’s mission to those you impact. I hope you’re able to see the fruit of your giving. For this reason it is best to continue to serve.
  You are being watched by our heavenly Father, he sees you. He values your decision to help in the local body and values your dedication in ministry; especially when many find more reasons to leave, rather than stay.  The Lord appreciates your heart.  His desire is that you and Him would be one in your heart. Don’t think for a second that you are in the background when you are in Christ. You are a New creation and he loves his children and like the scripture states, you do have value. Nothing ever escapes the Lord’s attention.
  Find your piece/peace
            Ask the nursery worker why they still serve even when there not scheduled and they will respond much like the rest.  They do it because they have found their piece and receive peace because of it.  The motivator for recognition should not be for status rather, it should be the draw of doing what you believe God has called you to; find your piece to the puzzle of life.  Check our motives but don’t stay there. Grow from it,  Plan accordingly, move on. Serve with/ what you care


Better Luck Next Time

So I woke up early on my day off to participate in a motorcycle safety riders course.  I had this idea that when I reached the next rank I would buy my motorcycle. I thought of it like a graduation gift to


Reality hit me with a big bat of

What If

I have never ridden a motorcycle before. Furthermore, would I want to ride one if I learned how? So off I went. I arrived at the class and learned! As a leader you may have to get out and do something new, especially if you want a different result. Try, even if it may flop, but never be afraid to venture. It is what keeps us going. I believe our Heavenly Father has created us and his DNA can be seen in people every day. This is your moment to unlock your true potential! The potential that God releases over your life for the purposes he has already destined. Venture out!!!
And that’s what I did. I went to the basic riders course. Let me tell you I had a great time. The instructors were very patient with us and I learned the basics. I was given a bike and I was “cool” with my helmet and boots. It was great. Did I pass? No, I didn’t. I didn’t pass because the instructors felt I needed more time with the motorcycle. I agree with them whole heartily…it was my first ride ever. Sometimes we just need to realize we need a little bit more experience.  That’s okay. Remember John Mark (Acts 15:36-41)? Well, Paul and Barnabas had a disagreement about his ability to minister help at one point because Mark had abandoned them before…he needed some more experience. Then, later in Luke 4:11 Paul sends for Mark because he would be very helpful to Paul for the ministry. He flopped before! He flopped in a way that would seem big to us…to the point of running out on his team, but did God count him out? NO, he gave him another opportunity.  You my friend may have flopped before, but don’t stop venturing out…you may have better luck next time!

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