This past week a group from our church went to The Wilds in NC for the Seniors Retreat. Although it sounded like a time for them to relax, spend time with their Christian family, and be refreshed by sermons and the Word of God, they came back wore out! They said they were busy the whole time they were there! I'm sure it was still refreshing though.
This morning at church one couple commented that they thought I would love to volunteer there. They said I would probably really enjoy it. Having heard a lot about this camp and how much fun it is, I probably would! I love being around people and I generally get along with anyone, so being around a lot of Christians all day would be very enjoyable.
However, right now I simply can't go up there and volunteer, so that isn't really a matter I am considering. But it did get me thinking. Why would I really like to volunteer at The Wilds? After searching my heart I realized that I want to serve in a ministry again. I have been in church ministries in the past, but lately I haven't because I've been so busy with work and school, and issues in my life have kind of clouded my mind like a fog. But now that I feel the fog has drifted away, I am ready to do something in the church!
I know I should have been listening to the preaching, but my mind was somewhere else. (I'm not perfect!) I tried to think of somewhere I could help out in our church. I didn't want to do just anything. I wanted to enjoy what I was doing and I was going to "pray about it." (At the time I was so eager to do something that I probably would have convinced myself that it was God's will.) But then I remembered Matthew 25:21. "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Right now my goal is not to be a ruler over many things, but this scripture can be applied to anyone. I need to be faithful over a few things - the little things.
I started thinking about the things in my life that are under my care. I teach my younger sibling how to play the piano. I sing with my sibling in church. I am trying to become a good writer. These are the things that I need to learn to be faithful to - first! The lessons I give them in piano are often few and far between and singing more often would defiantly improve our singing. As for writing . . . I do quite a bit of this, but I don't give my best. (I hate editing and revising!)
So this is where I am right now, trying to be faithful in the little things. I believe if I do well with the things God has given me right now, he will open doors for me to do greater things, and then I will be ready for them.