Five Years of Truth: 2011 “Tricks of The Trade”

I committed my life to Jesus five and one half years ago. Each year He has given me new and wonderful things to learn, to feel, and to do.

Join me in reminiscing.


“Tricks of The Trade”

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 
2 Corinthians 9:12

wednesdayThis is the year I began to learn about serving. I was asked to be on the leading team of  a women’s fellowship meeting at my church. It was called “Life Happens” and we met once a month. Boy, was I excited! Helping to organize this group function and working with the other leaders was a great learning experience.

I went to meetings, presented ideas, listened to the ideas of others. I helped make plans. I sent emails, kept records. At our fellowship meetings I welcomed our guests and made sure they were comfortable. Sometimes I would lead a small group. I even gave my testimony for the first time.

The fun part was meeting and getting to know more of the ladies I went to church with. We shared food, stories, and studied God’s Word together. It was wonderful!

So, what was God teaching me? I began to see in me a collection of skills and talents I had not noticed before. The same skills and talents I’ve been using most of my adult life at work, at home, at the grocery store. Gifts given to me by God. He gives them to all of us. Not for our glory but for His.

All we have to do is choose. Choose to use our gifts to serve Him. To serve others. When we do God will be honored.

God does not send us out into the world unequipped, but He does send us.

I love that about God!


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