Go ahead…use me!

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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