How are you all? I know that I have been lax with my blogs over the summer and that probably won't end. I love lazy summers and lots of holidaying. However, having said that, it is now officially fall time - this is the first day that the kids go back to school and so I also start to seriously jump back into my stuff as well.
My word for all of you today came to me last week. I was just waking up in the morning and God asked me, "who are you going to serve today?". An interesting question. I find that in my busy life, I am often thinking of me. Our society very much promotes thinking about ourselves and doing good things for ourselves. While I am an advocate of good self care, I am glad that God reminds me of the things in my life that are really important and the bigger picture.
In our lives, we live with others and if we live alone, we deal with others where we work, go to school, etc. The bottom line: God values people - not just you and me but everyone. Yesterday, after supper, we read a devotional and were discussing how we can be less judgemental and one of the things that was brought up was to remember that ALL of us have been created in God's image. Every single person you will ever see or come in contact with has been created in the image of God!! When this is on my mind, I find it easier to serve that person. Our powerful and loving Creator has seen fit to put a piece of himself into all of us. An awe-inspiring thought indeed!
And dear friend, having said that, I want to continue to serve you by writing you encouraging notes each week for you, too, have been created in God's image. You not only carry His image but think about what others wonderful things He has endowed you with!! You are already amazing because of who you've been modelled after. Let's take those incredible attributes and ask ourselves: who am I going to serve today with the great things God has given me?