“There is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot.” Ecclesiastes 3:22
A few weeks ago, Pastor Flaa preached from Ecclesiastes 3, and verse 22 spoke directly to my heart. For five years I was the Children’s ministry director at Abiding Savior and about a year and a half ago, the Holy Spirit placed a call on my heart to focus on relationships within our church body as well as out into the community. I’m so incredibly grateful that our church has given me the opportunity to answer this calling and pursue a new position as the Church/Community Connections Coordinator. This verse in Ecclesiastes spoke to me because in my new role I can use the unique gifts that God has given me and as such, it doesn’t even feel like work. That is certainly something for which I can rejoice!
God has given ALL of us unique and special gifts and when we use those gifts, we bring good to the church body and bring glory to God. Ponder for just a moment…what are the unique passions, talents and interests that God has given you? In what ways are you using those gifts to benefit others and ultimately glorify God? The body of Christ needs your special giftings in order to perform at peak level.
There are several opportunities to serve others both within our church and outside the walls of Abiding Savior.
If you are interested in getting plugged into any of these ministries or if you have other gifts that you’re ready to use, I’d LOVE to meet with you and discuss ways in which you can employ the God-given talents you possess. When we hang onto our talents and keep them to ourselves, we are robbing the rest of the body of Christ from benefitting from those gifts. I guarantee that you will be blessed as you are blessing others while doing what God created you to do.
If you’re excited about sharing your gifts with others, I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me via email or by calling the church office. It would be wonderful to plug you in to the appropriate area of service so that, like me, you too can rejoice in the work for which God has uniquely called and equipped you!
Blessings in Christ,