The Seven F’s in my Legacy for Service

Happy Spring to you.  Hope you are more in love with Jesus Christ than you have ever been.   You will never regret time spent with Him.  Our focus for the next several months is on a list of important components that I put together for my book to my family.  They are things that I want to leave them as my legacy to encourage and guide those who are coming after me. I am only going to talk about the first item on my list this month and in the coming months, we will look at others so you will know what to expect.  They are listed in my order of importance:

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  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Fitness
  • Finances
  • Fun
  • Future

Alliteration (using repetitive words or letters) is one of my favorite ways to memorize facts.  We will start with the word Faith this month.  What does faith have to do with service?  Faith is key to service because without faith, it is impossible to please God.  Service is pleasing to God, so faith and service go hand-in-hand.  We step out on faith when we reach out to others.  We could be rejected or rebuked for our actions, so faith is always required before we attempt to do anything for Him. 

When we don’t have needed resources to perform services, faith is required to move ahead as though it were already available.  Sometimes, God is just waiting for us to step our before He delivers just what we need just when we need it.  It is our faith that matters to God.

I kings 17:11-14 tells about a widow who had a son and they were out of meal and oil to prepare food.  Elijah (the prophet of God) told her to bake him a cake and when she obeyed him, neither her meal or oil supply were depleted during the entire famine

11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

She could have waited on proof and it would have never happened.  She obeyed in faith and God supplied her every need each day.  He didn’t magically fill her meal barrel or her oil cruse, but each day there was enough to eat that day.  That’s a who other lesson too! 

Learn to walk in faith, live in faith, give in faith and serve in faith and you will never have regrets.  God will supply your needs if you serve Him in faith.

 Until next month, prayers on your behalf, Margie

About the Author Margie Winnie

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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