Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To Be a Good Servant

If we are truly serving God when we serve others, then I'm having opportunity this week.

I have possibly 2 out 3 sick kids right now. Aidan has been home sick since Saturday morning, after his Scouting trip.
Brennan isn't himself today.

I admit to not being the most patient caregiver with sick kids.
I don't deal well w/ vomit (Pat usually handles that if he's home).
I feel drained all too quickly from getting things for them nonstop.

Selfish, right?

The day is fitting, with it being horribly gloomy out and rainy. We need some sunshine.

Today I want to be a better servant for my family, taking comfort in knowing that I am teaching them how to care & nurture. I want to serve God better in this opportunity.

It's inconvenient and frustrating, even annoying (when the almost 7yo says he can't go to the bathroom alone, or feed himself, yet he can tease his little brother...).

But today I offer this up for those who need prayers, and if just today I can be a better servant, God will have blessed me.
I pray for strength and the ability to comfort more.
To remember how great my mom was about giving extra hugs & snuggles when we were sick as kids.
To not feel slowed down, but to know we're being slowed down for a reason.

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts  20:35)

(though I see this "opportunity" as it is, I'd still appreciate a prayer or two for everyone over here to get healthy asap! ;)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I've offered you up in prayer. As usual, I appreciate your honesty and perspective. You're right--sometimes doing God's will is hard and unpleasant but ultimately rewarding. And those rewards are often years in the coming. :-)