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10 New Year Resolutions for a Blessed 2011 – Get More Involved

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 by in 10 Resolutions for a Blessed Year, The Blog

Hello again,

Thanks for coming back.

Today I’m sharing my 7th Resolution for a Blessed 2011 – Get More Involved.

First of all, I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I am already involved with my church in several ways. I’m the music director for the Spanish Ministry; I’m in the band in the English Ministry; I’m part of the Board of Directors; I create all the promotional graphics for the Spanish Ministry; I’m a back up usher, and whatever the Pastor wants me to be.

I’m not saying all this to brag, but I think I could have eliminated getting more involved from my list of resolutions.

I didn’t however, because there is still more that I can do to move the ministry forward.

The Bible states:

Romans 12:4-8 (King James Version)

4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

We are all part of the body of Christ. Each one of us has a role to play in this body.

What I told the congregation was that we need to be part of a body that is alive, active, moving forward.

Our church can’t be one of those “couch-potato” churches that is inactive, not reaching souls, not having an impact on its community.

We need to be a church that has all of its body parts moving and working toward a common goal.

I have to be careful. There has to be a balance between the time I spend in the ministry and the time I give to my family. What good is being so involved in church that I neglect my family?

I come from a family where my dad was an Assistant Pastor. My mom taught Sunday School. They both were part of a gospel quartet that travelled throughout California.

I remember being angry at them as a child, because a lot of times they were at some church activity, and it inevitably made me mad at the idea of God and the church.

I don’t want that for my children. That is why I’ve cut back a little from my responsibilities at church. Still, though I’m very involved, and I want to be involved more.

There are some members in our church who call the church their home church, but never get involved. There has to be something wrong with that.

I know it’s called a “service,” but it’s not so they can get served, but that we can gather to serve God. Isn’t that right?

Imagine how fast this body of Christ can move to reach the lost if all the parts were working.

I know that this year will be a blessed year not only for the church, but also for those who make the decision to get more involved in the ministry.

All it takes if for us to go to the Pastor and ask, “What do you need, Pastor? How can I help?”

Don’t be surprised if he/she tells you to go clean the bathrooms or vacuum the sanctuary.

Even this is a ministry.

And if you’re faithful in little, God will place you over much.

I’m a board member. I lead the praise team. I even bring the Word every now and then, but I didn’t start there. I’ve cleaned my share of bathrooms. I’ve vacuumed the sanctuary. I’ve pulled weeds out in the back of the church.

So this year, I’m going to do more. I don’t know how, but I will.

How about you? Will you help your body of believers move forward?

Until tomorrow,

Blessed!

Sam

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