Not mine, but Thine

Psalm 40: 8 – I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.

There are many of us that minister to the needs of children in the Awana Program at Gray Gables.  What each worker has to keep in mind is that the story is being written by the author, not the characters.  God has a specific plan for us in the area of ministry that He has placed us in.  Something to consider is that if we are ministering for the purpose of glorifying Christ then as a result of that we should be working to minister the same way that He did.

“He washed the feet of twelve men who were not worthy of being in His presence let, alone His service.  He received and helped multitudes of people, many of whom never accepted His message.  He died for a world that doesn’t want Him.  Why did He do it? Because it was the Father’s will, and Jesus delighted to do His Father’s will.”–Wiersbe

The humble service to the Will of the Father is far greater than our best efforts.  I am very thankful and it is a great blessing ministering to the needs of the children He places in our path through Awana.  I am also very thankful to the many workers who graciously put aside their will to serve the will of the Father by helping in Awana.