When Service Looks Unimaginable
Our roles in the body are complex. We have many parts to play. Learning to prioritize our roles can sometimes be a daunting task. But, perhaps, only because we make it so.
1 Corinthians 14:33, NKJV
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints”.
If we simply obey His word, put first things first and follow where He leads, we can’t go wrong.
We are called to be obedient to Christ, to worship our Father through Christ, to honor our roles in our families. Husbands are to be the head of the wife in love, wives as submissive to husbands, loving our children and being keepers of the home. Within the church we are to be submissive to our elders, working with our deacons, hospitable, loving and kind in fellowship within the body. In the world we are called to be lights of Christs love to others speaking truth in love.
For some the call to serve is in the mission field, for others it is in the local congregation and still for others it remains in the home training up children for their future service of the King. But, what if the place you are called to doesn’t at all look like what you imagined it would look like?
Lisa Smith from the blog Quirks and Chaos shares her thoughts on service when it doesn’t look like what you may have thought it would. Be sure to click See More to read through the entire post. It is a beautifully written post from the heart of a mother.
Originally posted on Quirks and Chaos, Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Lisa Smith
The Lord knows our hearts, after all He created it. He knows what we are capable of and where we can best serve within the body. He knows how we can best be of service to others and in what ways we can be glorify Him more than we know ourselves. He places us in just the right place and circumstances at just the right time. All He asks of us is a willing heart to be obedient to His will in our lives. Lisa understands this and chooses to see joy in the service of her King, even when it isn’t what she deserves.
Lisa Smith is a minister’s wife and the mother of seven children ranging in ages nine to twenty-five. Lisa is a graduate of Harding University and writes Bible class material for Hanna Publications. Her blog called “Quirks and Chaos” allows Lisa to share her experiences in parenting her two youngest children who have special needs. Her readers are both entertained and educated as they discover what it means for a family to live with autism and ADHD.
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