Friday, April 24, 2015

Serving Others

So last week I dared to challenge you and all other Christian mummy's. Did you accept my challenge? 

What was it again? 

Part 1. Put the lies of the enemy aside - forget them! You can minister to others now - today. Not in the future. 

Part 2. Figure out what it is you can do to serve and minister to others now while being a mum (no matter what season of motherhood you are in). 

Part 3. Start doing it! Get into action. Serve others today. 

Today I'm excited to tell you what I've been up to this week. I took up my own challenge and this is what's been happening.

Firstly I came up with a list of what I could do with two little ones and a newborn. I thought it needs to be something around my mummy schedule. Then also something that I'm good at because God gave me those gifts for a reason - plus it's easier to work within your giftings. 

My list looks like this... 

1. Encouraging others: 
I could do this in a few ways; in conversation, by sending cards to people and via my blog. God has gifted me with words! Sometimes it's easy to forget that words are powerful and that a simple encouraging word can really change another's day. So I'm off to buy cards and promise to blog more. 

2. Praying for others: 
I love praying for anything and everything. I know prayer works so I'm passionate about it. I pray at home but this week I joined a group of local ladies all from different churches who pray. And they are all mums. We pray at one ladies house so the little ones just play and eat freely. 

3. Teaching my girls to be Kingdom minded: 
I do try to do this always but I'm working on putting it into even more action. I am going organise my girls going to visit a hospital ward or nursing home to pray for those who are sick. I'm all about training them up while they are young! (Plus one of my girls has a heart to see people healed.) 

4. Cooking for those in need: 
This one is exciting because to me it seems big. Bigger than my lounge room! After thinking about it and praying it over, I spoke to my dear hubby and got his blessing. So I called up the local state primary school. I don't have kids in primary school yet but why should that stop me? I had a meeting with the principal and asked if there was a frozen food chest in place that I could contribute to or if I could start one up. 

The principals response was very positive and she even told me of the recent history of some of the school community which would have greatly benefited from such a program. 

So I'm starting up a frozen meals chest for those in need. The need might be because of illness, family difficulties, finances etc. I don't mind and I don't need to know. I'm glad to be able to reach people outside my normal sphere of influence. Outreach! And guess what? I'll be praying for each and every meal and for the people who eat the meals not only that they would be blessed but that they might find salvation. Amen. 

So that's it... My list of things that I can personally (at such a time as this) do to minister to others. I hope that my list might encourage you to see that good can be done, others can be served and God can use you right now, no matter what season of mothering you are in. Big or small. It doesn't matter. God has called and equipped you! Go! Go and serve might woman of God! 

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