For years I was active in teaching children's Sunday School and even started a Children's Church program at my former church home. I have always loved children, and when I was younger, I considered becoming a teacher. I am more comfortable with children than my peers, and I think I sometimes use that to hide. 6 years ago, we joined a new church, and for a while I just attended adult class and worship. I felt it was time to take a break and it was restful. After a time,the Lord began convicting me of my need to be more active. I offered to help with Children's Church and though it was very rewarding, it became a burden, as I spent the Sunday School hour setting up, and the worship service teaching. I don't believe working for our Lord should feel that way, so I resigned and once again attended adult classes and worship, taking a break. The Lord began to work in my heart again, and I was moved to begin teaching 3rd Grade Sunday School class. For the last two years I have loved being with the children and leading them to a deeper understanding of God's Love and what He expects of His children. I also volunteered to teach Preschool Choir and even joined the adult choir. All three of those jobs at once was too hard and I gave up Children's Choir, then adult choir. Now, I am again convicted by the need to be in a place where I am being "discipled" instead of repeating children's Bible stories week after week. I've prayed and asked for direction, and feel it is time for me to join the adults once again.
It's mysterious to me, how the Lord moves you from place to place teaching you along the way. Every situation, every experience, teaches you something He wants you to know. I don't feel that I am supposed to be completely still, but am involved with a missions team that is encouraging/leading our church to embrace the Acts 1:8 Challenge. This is a task that is ongoing, but I am not confined to meetings Sunday after Sunday. I also will be trying to maintain our church website, when we can get it up and running correctly. (We have been offline for a while due to circumstances beyond our control) I will now focus on my own spiritual growth and see where the Lord takes me from here. By reading this, you may think I'm easily bored. There may be some truth to that, but I still believe God uses even that to further His kingdom. After all, He can do anything. Can't He!?