Monday, January 24, 2011

Marvelous Monday

Monday just seems to come way to fast!  Seems like we were just here...oh well, Happy Monday again!  We spent an awesome weekend skiing in Beech Mountain NC with a great group of kids.  The roads were hazardous (to say the least) and it COLD (in the negative with the wind chill), but the kids weathered it with ease!  Us older folks took it a little harder.  But we made it and are none the worse for wear.

My thoughts for this Marvelous Monday are centered around the time that we spent around these young people this weekend.  I must confess that at first I wasn't that excited about going.  We were taking our two oldest boys and leaving the baby with my parents.  I also knew that I would be doing all of the cooking and really wouldn't get any rest.  But as we got started out Friday afternoon the attiudes of the kids really lifted my spirit.  My kids were well-behaved and the fellowship was sweet.

As far as the cooking went, I was still the one that did it, but I didn't mind.  I like to serve people and know that I helped to make their time just a little bit better (hopefully, at least no one got sick-I don't think).  I think that this was one of those times where it was OK to be more like a Martha than a Mary.  I also know that the kids saw my servant attitude and I hope that I may have showed them a little bit of Jesus in me.
            'Here a dinner was given in Jesus'
            honor.  Martha served,' John12:2

Poor Martha seemed to always be the one serving, but I don't think she minded.  I believe that serving others was her gift.  Something she was good at and proud to do for her Savior.

I went into the weekend with a negative attitude, but was very quickly reminded that He has placed us in the role of youth leaders at this time.  I don't know why, but He does and I need to follow my hubby's lead and be his helpmate.  Knowing that for right this this one thing I am in His will  makes for a very Marvelous Monday for me!

           "I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”  Psalm 40:8


Jenifer said...

Good post. We need to desire to do His will.

Heidi said...

The idea of serving can sometimes bring out negative thoughts, but I agree once you've done it you can't help but be blessed! I'm glad you're weekend turned out well! Have a wonderful day in Him!

Lisa said...

I want to be obedient to whatever God calls me to do - whether I like it or not. Thanks for this post. Many blessings!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend Allison. I'm so glad it all worked out!

Have a Blessed Day my Friend!

Debbie Dillon said...

Great post. Sometimes, the way we look at a situation can make all the difference. I think we are the ones who receive when we give to others with our time and effort.
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