I hope that each of you had a wonderful Easter season and are heading toward summer at warp speed. The older that I get, the quicker time seems to pass. We no sooner finish with Christmas and it’s Easter, summer, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas once again. Have you taken time to serve this month? You will never get it back. Time is a commodity that we cannot store for use later. Service is not an option for a Christian, but it is a command from out Lord.
We have been looking at my “7 Fs” for the past two months and today, I would love you share the F word for May. It is Friends!
We looked at Faith and Family and now Friends. You might ask “how can I relate friends to service?” Just like we served our family, we can serve our friends. Have you ever made a casserole or cake and taken to a friend? That’s service to a friend. So often we help our friends and don’t even think about it being a service. A visit, an unexpected luncheon, a phone call or text to encourage a friend are all ways that we can serve our friends. Make a list of all the services that you have done for your friends in recent days. It can give you such a blessing to realize that you are serving God when you serve your friends. We are called to serve both those that we know and don’t know, but for the month of May, take the time to serve your friends. Go out of your way to send a card, make a call, visit or any other way that you choose and remind your friends that you love them.
Another way that you can help your friends is by inviting them to serve with you. You have already received the rewards of service and you can share them with your friends. Most of the time, you will find that they would love to help too, but just haven’t had the opportunity or call to service with someone that they know. There is fellowship and fun serving with others and you could be responsible for giving that gift to your friends. Choose an easy service and ask them to join with you. It is so much better than going alone and who knows, you may add a new dimension to your services by doing them with a friend. That’s how WIGS got started in the first place, friends doing services together. We work together as friends in small groups and perform services that we choose to do. We find ways to cover the costs of services and then go do them together. It is such a fun way to serve God and grow friendships at the same time.
I challenge you to give it a try. Make a deliberate effort to get a few friends to do something with you and then share it with us. We would love to know what y’all are doing and we can share your ideas with others. May will be gone before we know it, so get busy now and serve your friends and serve with your friends. Love y’all, Margie
Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.
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