The Lord has been breaking me, chiseling off rough edges and making me more like Him. Before having enough kids for our own small basketball team I thought I understood serving. But as I bundle up five kids and walk with a stroller through a snow storm to school with a bad attitude I am humbled and realize how much I truly have to learn.
I want to be like Jesus who served when it was convenient or easy. I see the need to continually remind myself I am here to serve, not to be served. And I see how far I fall short. But as I look to and yield to Him, the Great Servant, I see His grace is sufficient to make me the kind of servant I need to be.
And really no matter who I am serving, my kids, my husband, our staff, it's ultimately serving Him. The Great I AM, the Beginning and the End, the Creator, Sustainer and Author and Perfector, the One who matters more than life itself.
We exist to glorify God, to display His heart and character. And I just love how we are all uniquely built to do that. So every Friday I want to give you, uniquely designed by God, an opportunity to link up your thoughts on God, art, baking, photography, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, writing or blogging and more if they tie into or display the Lord somehow.
Here's how it works.
1. Link up as many blog posts as you want below by clicking the link below and following the prompts. (Perhaps think of old posts you want more exposure to as well as new ones.)
2. Let your readers know by including a link at the bottom of your post (or somewhere on your side bar) or paste my button code (found below and on the side bar).
3. Take a minute to visit and comment on another sweet lady or two's post. You're encouragement might be just what she needs to keep pressing on in being a voice in the darkness.
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has five kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 13 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook, twitter,pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.
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