This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Today is a huge day for our church today. Today we have our school supply and clothes give away. Today is the day of our Teddy Bear's Picnic. Today is going to be amazing!!!
This has been our LEAP week at church. Check out the church website for more information. Basically this week has been a week to go out into the community and be the bible as apposed to just speaking the bible. We are commissioned to go out and spread the word, and this week we've been challenged to do that. It has been an amazing week already, but today we are going to touch lives and with the help of the Holy Spirit we're going to change lives.
My church is filled with such amazing people, such generous people, but I have to question why don't we do it all the time. We do we have to wait to be challenge by our Pastor before we step up to the plate. Now don't get me wrong I'm so thankful to be apart of this great opportunity to serve and to give, but shouldn't we be doing it all the time, not just one week out of the year????
This year has been a humbling experience for me. I don't normally take advantage of the school supply give away and only take a couple of used pieces of clothes for my daughter, but this year I've need to swallow my pride and say yes we need a back pack and yes we need some underclothes and yes I could use some extra clothes. I'm finding it difficult not to go and buy school supplies to help out with the need, but then remember I don't have the extra. There is always next year to give. This year I'll serve and bring joy to the kids at the Teddy Bear's Picnic. This year was a lesson in serving and not in giving.
I'm so excited about today. So excited that I didn't sleep well last night. I pray that the Lord blesses all the givers and the gifts. May lives be changed forever and may His light shine as a beacon of love today and every day.