April 17, 2016

I Am Taking Time

Recently my husband and I were asked to help out on Wednesday night with our Children's Ministry at Church. We normally do not go to Wednesday night services because of time. We both work full time, and we live 45 minutes away from our Church, and service is from 6:45 to 8:15 pm. Therefore, it would be late when we get home, and we are people who go to bed fairly early, and get up before dawn. So when I was approached, my reaction sort of surprised me. I immediately said YES! I wanted to take the time to serve, and to get involved with these kids. I was willing to sacrifice one night a week, to lose out on a couple of hours of sleep, and to take time to love these kids.

I knew right away that this was from God because I had been praying about ways to serve, and this is the answer to my prayer. I love kids, and nothing warms my heart more than to see young people serving Jesus, raising their hands in worship, and wanting to learn more about Him. This particular group of children are between 4th and 6th grade. Some of them come from the neighborhood and their parents do not attend Church. Some of them come from not so pretty home lives, and seem a bit troubled. Our mission is to love them and pray that we can plant some seeds in their lives, and hopefully the lives of their parents as well.

I didn't come to know the Lord until I was 40 years old, and have so many regrets for that, as well as not raising my own children in a Christian home. But we have been blessed with seeing two of our children become saved and baptized, and it is such a joy knowing that my children are walking with God. 

When I came to Jesus, there were so many people that came beside me and gave me love and guidance. They took me under their wings, and showed me a love that I had never known before. They took the time to mentor me, to pray with me and for me, and to guide me. They were showing the love of Jesus. That is my goal with these children. I pray that they will accept God at a young age, and have a long, beautiful relationship. I pray that they feel the love we have for them, that we love them like Jesus, and that we will be blessed with patience and understanding as we walk beside them. I am so excited to see what the outcome could be. God works in awesome ways, and He never ceases to amaze me! 

So YES, we are taking the time to love, mentor, and pray for these kids, and watch some beautiful things happen! 

I am linking up with Karen Beth at Tuesday at Ten. The prompt this week is {TIME}


  1. What a wonderful way to serve! This ole retired teacher approves!😄

    1. Yes Cindy, it is a blessing! Some of these kids have no other hope in their lives right now. I am so glad you approve! :) <3