Last night, a dear friend of our family handed me a hand-made card with a very encouraging note inside. I asked her if I could share it here, and she said that I could. I pray that this encourages you as much as it encourages me:
I want to say “thank you” for the way you “pastor” our church family. We were talking with another couple today over lunch and I shared with them that I’ve always been a person that is very “involved” at church (volunteering for this & that), but I’ve never been more challenged to minister than I have been as part of this church. Your philosophy of ministry, that each member is to minister, causes me to continually reflect on how I personally am ministering to/through the church. When I see a need not being met, I know that instead of just complaining about it, I should pray about and act on it. Thank you for this challenge you have given me. I pray that I will depend more on the Holy Spirit to use me within the body.
How encouraging! This dear sister has stopped trying to “get involved” in church programs, and has started seeking God’s will for how he wants her to serve others.
How does God want you to serve?