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Thursday, August 3, 2017

I said No

Last night at church we were getting things ready for our annual "Community Day".  This is an event where we give away tons of clothes, filled book bags for students, free haircuts, snacks and just reaching out and loving on our local community.  Through this event we have gotten some wonderful families to come to our church and many have come to know the Lord.  Such a simple way to reach out to others.  Before I left church another lady and myself went on a tour of our new children's/youth rooms that we have been working on for months.  This was real an old storage area that we just revamped but it looks fantastic.  The guy at church who heads up all the electronics...sound/video/security systems...took us on the tour.  When we were done he asked if she and I were interested in learning the sound system.  He smiled and said he had been after me for a while to learn all this stuff.  And he has asked me several times if I would be interested.  I have always just kind of smiled and walked away.  Last night....I said no.  And I meant it.  I was kind about it but I just told him that my hands are in 100 pots at church and I really can't fit one more thing on my buffet size plate.  And you know what???  I went home and did not feel bad at all for saying no!  It is so true that 20% of the people at churches do 100% of the work.  This is true almost everywhere but I have been praying that others step up.  And that is exactly what needs to be.  They need to step up and just do it.  If everyone kept the nursery one Sunday....you would keep it once every three years!!!  If everyone cooked a meal for a family with a need you might cook one a year!  The list goes on and on.  The church body as a whole needs to step up.  Last week at VBS I headed up the snack time for the children.  To say I am on the "We don't like her very Much" list for the youth is a slight understatement.  I did not provide a separate snack and drink station for them.  I informed them they could partake with their crew of kids as they helped them with their snacks and that this was not their personal break time.  VBS is not a job.  It is 3 hours of the day for 5 days.  You do not need a break.  I had the full support of the children's and youth pastors on this topic.  They need to learn to serve....one way or another.  So do we as adults.  We need to learn to serve.  Jesus came here to serve.  If we are to be like Him......we need to serve.  Everyone does.  So when I said "No"...it was so you could say...Yes

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