Sunday, February 28, 2010

Following Christ and Listening to the Call

Today, both the Sunday school and the pastor's sermon had something to do with following the call as you listen to Christ. It got me really thinking about what could be my call. I specifically recall a conversation I had with my father at a restaurant before I began dating J. We had discussed how that I felt a certain calling in my life to the military. My dad recommended for me to get into the Peace Corps, since of course he wanted his baby girl to be safe and use her education. Soon after, J and I started dating and I had an AHA moment. It made sense that by being J's wife, I could also be serving my country. There was another side that I had forgotten about till today. How do I serve God with this also? I had mentioned to J awhile ago about a type of ministry that I don't see much of but it could definitely be used. J had told me about how hard his early days of military were, with not having a place to go and working through so much. Many military men join the military to run away from bad circumstances or no circumstances. I told J that I would love to make our house a place where they felt comfortable and could learn about Christ. More than this, I would love to have a mission to the wives. I would love to have a mission also with the wives.

I would love to hear y'alls opinion on what you think could be the best way to do this, what is most needed and what you needed at some point of your life....

Also, what is God calling YOU to do?


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  2. Maybe have a Bible study at your place? Aren't you doing some nanny jobs for people? That def is ministry.

  3. This sounds like a great idea. Maybe start out with just a game-night (either playing games or watching games on tv).
    When I was in college, there was a couple who opened their home every week for college-kids for "Monday Night Football."
    It started small, but soon they had 20-30 kids driving out to their home every Monday night just to have fun. They also had board games for people who didn't want to watch the game.

    I think they taught Sunday school at their church, where they invited the college kids to come on Sunday mornings if they didn't have anywhere else to go.