Sunday, January 30, 2011

We Are The Team!!

Today at church the message really hit.  It usually hits me hard, but today it was something so simple put in a different way.  They always say 20 % of the people are doing 80% of the work in the church.  What struck me was this: "Please don't volunteer at church!!" stated the pastor.  He went on to say that volunteering at church is not like volunteering at your kids school or at the soup kitchen, where you just show up and ask where do you need me.  Church is not the place to volunteer, because you are on a team!!  Does the coach ask the players for someone to volunteer to play forward?  No, they go, they play their position...they are part of the team.  In church it is the same.  We are all on a team.  One team for the Kingdom!!  Part of God's team. So, there isn't anywhere to volunteer because we are all on THE TEAM. 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3 23-24.







A little something a friend shared with me today.

People are often unreasonable and self-centered
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives
BE KIND ANYWAY
If you are honest, people may cheat you
BE HONEST ANYWAY
If you find happiness people may be jealous
BE HAPPY ANYWAY
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow
DO GOOD ANYWAY
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough
GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY
For, you see, in the end , it is between you and God.
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY
                                               -Mother Theresa


7 comments:

DebbieM said...

lovely post. I needed to read that today.

Amy said...

Thank you for stopping over at my blog today. You left a comment that made me feel like you were my long lost friend!! :)

I am a follower too... can't wait to get to know you better.

Have a FAB day!

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

Very good message! (coming from a Pastor's wife!!!!!!!)

Go team!

:)

Janet
www.homeward4.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Wonderful post, sounds a bit like something our pastor said recently as well!

I'm a new follower also.

anne said...

following you back from the friday hop along! Sorry it took so long we had a long weekend of helping my parents move! I love the mother Theresa quote. Sometimes those are hard things to remember.

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Elly said...

Nice post. A good team can work wonders.

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