When I thought about the next Carnival of Beauty I thought and thought. I don't have a specific ministry in my church - what I feeled called to do, they don't have a place for. I asked, "How do I serve?"
But I'm thinking that there is another question that is just as important: WHO do you serve?
My job involves working with kids that don't know "thank you". But if we believe that those who cannot understand (infants, unborn or mentally impaired) are elect and will go to heaven if they die - the children I work with belong to God.
By serving His children, I serve Him.
I work with very low functioning students with autism. This year I've cleaned up all sorts of body fluids and come away feeling like it's just part of my job. But it isn't just part of my job - I should keep in mind (in the front of my mind) that what I'm doing, I'm doing for the Lord and I should be doing it as unto the Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Service isn't only about what I do for other people, it's about whether or not I'm doing it for the glory of God. That I need to work on.
Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God beongs to such as these.