Memory Verse: Psalms 26:2 NIV
Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.
Assignment: This week I want you to do something for someone else. Do you have a neighbor that needs you? Do you know an elderly person or single mom that could use you? What about the homeless? Pack even one single sack lunch and give it to someone in need. Do you know someone in blogland that is struggling right now and could use a note from you about how much you care? Pray about this. Let God put on your heart the perfect thing for you to do for another. Now, here is the kicker…I DO NOT want you to post about what you do. Whatever you choose to do is between you and God. Our rewards are in heaven, not here on earth, Mathew 6:1. I want you to post about how doing this “act” made you feel. Was stepping out of your comfort zone in this area as hard as you thought it might be? Could you see the gratefulness in their eyes? Hear it in their voice? Tell it from their typing? Do you think you might make doing things like this a more regular part of your time? If this is an area that you are already active in, tell us how you feel this has impacted your life.
This assignment is so ironic, because I just made a decision to step out of my comofort zone. I come off in blogs and forums as a very open person, or at least I think I do. And really I'm very shy. I try to cover it...and if it's something that isn't necessary, I won't always participate. Even if I may want to. I don't like that that is how I am. But I've been this way basically all my life. So changing now is hard. However, I don't want my hangups to affect my children. I want them to know that it's a good thing to experience new things in life. I've always been so scared of change, and I know that I've missed out. Initially, when I made the decision to do what I am now committed to do, I was typing away agreeing...and in my head I'm thinking "What are you doing!??" Now that it's done I must follow thru because I don't want to let anyone down. I'm sure my act will be appreciated, and I hope that it will be beneficial. I would love to become more involved with others and I hope by allowing myself this act that many more will follow.
I enjoyed reading your post.Blessings ! ~ NikkiReplyDelete
This is great that you're making a step in God's direction. I used to think serving God's community meant visiting old people in a home, or something that completely was foreign to my life... but really, it's as easy as seeing a woman at the grocery store struggling with loading her groceries and managing babies.... simply offering to carry her bags or load them into the car for her.. that's the kind of thing that we women are always needing, and it's part of our sphere of influence. Don't look at too lofty acts of kindness.. just look for a small act to start.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
God Bless you in everything you do.
I am so much the same way - don't like new things, I just really would like to stay inside my own bubble and not have to talk to someone new, thank you very much!ReplyDelete
But I am also realizing the rewards that come from listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to step out and speak or act in certain situations.
Blessings to you as the LORD continues to grow and stretch you for his glory!
It is hard to not be shy and step into something our head says is a total No-no....glad you are taking the leap...you'll find it to be kinda fun and definitely rewarding.ReplyDelete