Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SERVING - even when you don't feel like it!

Matthew 20:28

New International Version (NIV)
28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

The other night driving home from a long weekend in Michigan for a SPEAK UP Conference, I had a bad attitude.  I was trying to come up with a way so I could time it just right so I didn't have to go with the boys, their house parents, and my hubby to "serve" at a Senior Independent Living.  I was thinking about how I just gave a speech on wanting to help mom’s all around stick it out and Trust HIM even when they don’t want to. 

So I felt like I needed to stick it out, even though I didn't want to go serve.  I am so thankful  that I stuck it out!  The people in that housing unit were so thankful for the boys ranch coming to serve them.  Thanks to Michelle and my hubby for preparing the meal while I was gone.  It is so awesome to listen to my hubby share with these people about Jesus.

When the boys first go with us it is out of their comfort zone for them, but then they beg to have us do it again.  So we have decided to feed them every other month.  Michelle told us the one of the boys asked if we could go early the next time so we could play cards or something.  It is awesome to hear something like that from a kid whom before he came didn't have a whole lot of respect for anything or anyone.  Especially a bunch of older people. 

Thank you for serving in some way to the RANCH, either by prayer or financial.  If it wasn't for you serving in that way we would not be able to experience the awesome change in hearts of these boys.

I'm so thankful that Jesus, came to serve, and give his life for me.  What about you?  Are you thankful today that Jesus came to serve?  Have you accepted his life as a ransom?  Are you willing to serve other people even when you don't want to?  Jesus has been our example so I challenge you stick it out and serve even when you don't want to.  You will be BLESSED.

Serving HIM,