I must admit that I make a very poor servant, especially when unexpected circumstances come up. A point in case is this week when I found out that I need to stay in Maryland. I haven’t been whining, not externally at least, but inside, every part of me has been saying, “But I had other plans. What about my plans?” Today, God spoke to me through His Word and gave me the answer I have been needing all along.
I am not as strong as I once was. I don’t have the stamina or physical capability to do many things, but I can do some things and God will help me through the next two months when I need to be a caregiver for my grandchildren. I pray that the ultimate result will be that God will be praised and get the glory for my being willing to serve. Therein is the secret to service…we don’t serve to get thanked or gifts. Rather, we serve to give all of the glory to God. May the children see Jesus in me as I love them in a special way during this season of giving. Instead of being all about me and what I am sacrificing, it has become all about Jesus and what He already sacrificed so that I could share His love with my young grandchildren.