Monday, WHY Monday?
But I must comment on the weekend past, and how amazingly fun it was! Friday night dinner and cards with friends, saturday the sale of our 1954 Dodge and a night out. Heavy Metal multi Band outdoor concert in 90 degree heat and 100± humidity!
Then sunday - visiting an outdoor service under the trees! It was so awesome! Not that the Church was welcoming, cause the only person who greeted us was our former pastor and Friend. He was the Main reason we attended, and that fact that our own service time would conflict with fun thing #??
So the service music was good, atmosphere A+ and the sermon was refreshing. There were so many times I wanted to shout out AMEN!! Ben was hitting the points about serving (Matthew 25) and serving not just your home community and THEN (cause there is NO then in the verse), but serving all corners of the world the way we were commanded to do so! The poor, thirsty, needed, hungry and imprisoned, all need to be served by the Lords people and served equally without reward!
I am thanking Ben for this reminder, I know I serve in many ways, but need to serve in more ways!! Not only that but our children also need to understand the idea of serving and really getting dirty doing the work of the Lord all while getting NOTHING in return except Gods continued and never ending Love!!! Pretty hard stuff for adults to learn let alone a 5 and 8 year old! But as a parent and a child of God myself, I must try and instill these values into our Boys!
So this week, once our fun has ended, our boys will serve along side me at a festival for underprivileged urban children, that will encourage them to get excited for school! What will you do to get your family to Serve others without rewards?