Does it ever seem there is no end to the tasks you have to do? We cook, clean, run kids to activities, attend meetings, and then start the whole process over again. “I feel like I’m being used!” may be our cry.
Then, God places, in your midst, those who need help and we jump to support, nurture, and pray. Why? Because we remember those beautiful, life giving words of Ephesians 2:8; “By grace you have been saved through faith. . . It is the gift of God.” We remember that these opportunities for service are God’s opportunities. God puts them in our path. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in" (Ephesians 2:10). What an honor to “get to” do the errands of the King! God has placed these tasks in our path so that we can serve Him and our neighbor.
When the to do list gets long … and it will … remember it is not your to do list, but rather God’s tasks that we are completing for Him. Let us have our hearts prepared so that our errand going feet, working hands, and proclaiming lips will be ready to serve the Lord with gladness. Then we can joyfully say, “Lord, I want you to use me!”
Katy Gifford, Chairman
Mission Servants Committee
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
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And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV).
Are there women in your congregation that are not in your LWML group? LWML 104: Your LWML Designed 4 U PowerPoint will equip you in reorganizing your LWML group to be appealing to all women!
LWML President Kay Kreklau invites you to pray with her, and your brothers and sisters in Christ, every day, and especially on Saturday mornings for 9 minutes at 9 a.m.
Always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). These words enable us to share our faith in all situations. Follow our contributors' stories in this Spring 2015 issue of the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly.