This week we did a lot of service! We helped a lady work her DVD player, we loaded a bunch of wood from a wrecked shed into a dumpster, we helped do some preparation for painting some rooms, and last but not least we mowed a lawn. All for members. It felt great to serve in this way! And the Lord even blessed us with a tender mercy when we mowed the lawn. The whole week had been in the upper 90's and the humidity was dense. We were planning to mow the lawn around 1:00. We were blessed with cloud cover, lessened humidity, and it was around 86 degrees. That was a blessing.
We had a mini missionary with us this week. He's from Alabama, but he's visiting his grandma in Virginia this Summer. We had a lot of fun with him serving the Lord.
I've been getting into the Old Testament a lot more recently.There's a lot of good stuff in there! The principle of faith and sacrifice is a constant theme. As Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac, an angel stopped him and said, "I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me." It struck me. We must be willing to sacrifice for God. There can be nothing in our lives that we withhold from Him as we come unto Him. I know there are great blessings in sacrifice. Indeed, "Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven" (Hymn #27, Praise to the Man) I know that as we sacrifice for God, He smiles down upon us. We will surely be blessed as we make Him a priority in our lives.
I love you all! Have a fantastic week!