Most of us want to live meaningful lives and make a difference in a positive way in our world. But we are constantly bombarded with the message of self-centeredness in our society. We hear the words, “You deserve more,” “pursue pleasure,” and “It’s all about you.”
Given this constant drumbeat of self-regard, it is tempting to be afraid to invest time and energy in service to God and others. We fear that we will miss out and that our lives will be miserable. We think, “What if I end up trapped doing something that I dread?”
But the truth is the opposite of what society would teach us. In reality, we will never feel the wonderful joy of fulfillment and self gratification in a self oriented life. Rather, as we give ourselves away to the service that God has created us to do, we will feel true joy. Listen to what Jesus says:
"If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me and for the Gospel will save it.”
To sum it up, Jesus says it is worth it to say “yes” to service.
Here at Quail we believe that each of us is designed to serve in a unique way, and that as we live out our “divine design,” not only are others blessed but also we feel joy. It is so essential that we are all involved, for in that way we will be able to achieve the calling that God has placed on our fellowship as a church body.
So, have you taken the plunge and said “Yes” to volunteering in some capacity? Here are some areas where you can step up: we need volunteer ushers, greeters, parking lot attendants, teachers in our Summer Sunday Blast summer kids’ program, nursery workers who will love the babies, high school youth group table discussion leaders, café workers, visitors to the homebound and hospitalized, kitchen workers for the meal ministry, prayer counselors, Life Together Group leaders and much, much more.
His and yours,