"Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the Lord."
(Ezra 3:8 KJV)
The summer is over and the delay is past, it is time to do the work Our Awesome God intended us to do. This delay wasn't a long one, only a few months. But any delay in doing the work God intends for us is too long, isn't it? Since we don't know how long we have left on this earth. For the remnant of God's returning people, it was time to build the temple and lay the foundation. For God's adopted children, it is time to put new programs in place and find better ways to spread Our Awesome God's Word to all the world, especially those people around us. Are you ready to run the race again?
We have all these gifts that God has given us, gifts that are not all meant for ourselves, they are mostly meant for other people. What better place than your church to use them? Do we really need for everyone to know we took the trash out at church? God will know!
Our Awesome God wants most of us to use the quieter gifts, the less visible, the less obvious ones, the willingness simply to help, to pitch in and do the job that nobody else is willing to do. These are the ones we need to help to fulfill our responsibilities to Our Awesome God and to His Son, Jesus Christ, who gives us joy and thankfulness for a job we know He helped us do. He even gives us a crown in eternity.
Vacation is over and it is time to stop delaying. So get on your knees and ask Our Awesome God what He wants you to do this year. Attend the planning meetings for Sunday School, for Bible Study, for the Women's Organizations or the Men's Groups, choir, etc. There is a place for your gifts. Even if they include the trash or calling others, you are special in God's eyes and your gifts need you to practice them.
People may forget to say thank you for your gifts and the use of them, but God doesn't forget. He loves you!! You might even be able to change jobs as Our Awesome God always has something for you to do!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Our programs include Bible Study groups along with AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Let's see what we can do and learn!
Flo & Bill