Do you ever have a spiritual “Pity Party” and think that you are the only one who is doing anything worthwhile for the Lord? Elijah had a good party in I Kings 19:10:
10. And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
God always has His people doing His work. We are never alone, and we certainly aren’t ever the “only ones” still serving Him. One of the great benefits of WIGS, Women in God’s Service is that we can share our service projects with one another and the world, so we can increase awareness of all the different ministry and service opportunities that they can be a part of. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the service is, how much money it costs or doesn’t, how many people are served or how many people are serving, there is a job for each of us to do. There are always more needs to be met then volunteers to meet them.
God told His disciples in John 12:8
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
The disciples, especially Judas, were worried about the cost of the spikenard ointment that Mary used to anoint the feet of Jesus before his crucifixion. That statement has come alive to me, why Lord, will we always have poor people with us? Every generation has had its poor people, people in need, people who have no hope of anything better.
There certainly are enough resources available in the world that no one should go hungry and yet, thousands die of starvation each day. So many places with no water or water that is polluted to the point of being poisoned. So much poverty and hopelessness all around us.
Why Lord do you allow poverty and tell us that there will always be poverty? Could it be that the reason we have poor now and will always have poor in each generation is to give those of us who call Him Lord, an opportunity to be obedient to His call on our lives to let us reach out to the “least of these”?
He tells us that if we help the “least of these” then we have helped Him.
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Sometimes it is easy to think that we are the only ones that are out there helping others, but we can rest assured that almighty God has an army of volunteers serving him all around the world. Please pray about joining with us and make a difference in your corner of the world. Remember, we will be judged for our services to those in need.
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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