I had a full day of service today. This was the second of three full days of having our furnace installed--we are switching systems as the old one was getting iffy in the availability of parts. I had a full "to-do" list waiting and I got to it. I baked chocolate chip cookies to send to a friend's son stationed overseas. I've known Matt since he was about three, I take great pleasure in serving him and his fellow soldiers by doing this small thing. They think it is a big thing and are greatly appreciative, which makes it even better.
I also got to send out some of the cookies to my son at college. I packed them in Chinese dinner containers that he likes (and requested more of) because he can use them for leftovers. I also packed up some little gifts I found for various friends--just to let them know I'm thinking of them.
I also got to cook in a larger quantity today. My husband loves Salisbury steak. His mom used to make it, but I had never had. I had two pounds of ground beef in the refridgerator that I knew I better use up soon. In the midst of packing the boxes, finding the addresses, applying my Snoopy stickers to the boxes (the woman at the Post Office always laughs), I found the time to make up these Salisbury steaks. I made 4 larger ones for us, and three mini ones for my neighbor, who doesn't cook.
This is no big deal for me--(I love to cook)-- but these little (to me) acts of service are big things to the people on the recieving end.
They are also a big deal to God.
" The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" Mathew 25:40 (NIV)
I was truly blessed today. The first day of Spring, and I got to drive my car, with the roof down, at 9:00PM to make a quick run to the store. This is typically unheard of in the area I live; during the day it's possible for it to be that warm, but after sundown? In March? In Pennsylvania? God knows how much I love to drive my car--He also knows I thank Him for the opportunity each and everytime I drive it.
"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
How have you served Him lately? If you haven't, will you start now?