Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Living the Journey: A Servants Heart

Recently, our pastor has been going through a sermon series on Spiritual Gifts and accepting the talents that God gives us. 

My parents made it a huge priority in life that their children serve the Lord and serve the Church.
Using their talents, they taught us how to use our talents in our service. 

When we were young they were simple projects, my mom taught us how to pull music for the orchestra to help our music minister out.
(Mom is where we got our music talent from)

In middle school I kept up with the music and folders for the youth choir and started preparing the slides to go along with music in church.

Over the years I remember multiple projects preparing video feeds for large funerals with expected overflow. (Dad is quite the techie)

My Mom taught children's handbells and children's choir, my Dad ran sound and video - each of their jobs involved overflow that incorporated the whole family.

Little projects have changed and evolved over the years into larger projects.
For our church's Christmas production, my father and brothers (and some from me) put in hundreds of man hours preparing special lighting, tech and sets. 

The middle brother spent several years on church staff using the talents he learned from Dad and his natural, God-given talents serving the church as the Media and Technology Minister. 

Today the service goes on in many ways - it leads me to wonder if serving is my Spiritual Gift or something I've learned over my life.  
I believe God has blessed me with other Spiritual Gifts, but I think Service is my primary one - not because it was something I was taught and reared in as a child, but because it is where my heart lies. 
When I see a project or hear of a need - I want nothing more than to fill that need. 

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  1. I feel the same way when I hear about someone in need, a strong urge to help fill that need. That is a great gift to have :)

  2. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award over on the blog today! http://followtheruels.blogspot.com/2013/03/im-versatile-blogger.html


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