By Bridget Wolk

We need people to volunteer in the Church nursery.  Are you available?  I don’t know. I don’t want to be relied upon.  Then I get a nudge from God.  OK, I’ll do it.  Turns out I love being with the little children.

Can you be a Greeter?  Again, I really don’t want to be relied upon.  Nudge, nudge.  OK.  Wow, I enjoy being open and friendly with other Believers.

We need someone to organize the nursery volunteers’ schedule.  Really, I’m just not sure I have time.  Nudge, nudge.  Not only did I find the time, I also enjoy putting the calendars together.

How about joining the Umbrella Drill Team?  Gee, I don’t know.  Nudge, nudge.  OK, I’ll do it.  Do you think you can be leader of the Umbrella Drill Team too?  Oh no, not be the leader.  Nudge, nudge.  OK, will do.  Loved it!

Will you volunteer to periodically write a story about how one of Pastor Dan’s sermons has affected or is affecting your life?

I am very comfortable in the other areas that I volunteer.  They fit right in with my personality.  I’m able to totally enjoy my experiences.  But this writing thing is way out of my comfort zone.  It’s the fear of it.

Who would want to read what I have to say?
Will it sound corny?
My grammar is not the best.  I shake my head, and think oh no, oh no.
Nudge, nudge…..

Pastor Dan talked about where we spend our time and our money.  Do we volunteer to help others?  Do we spend our money expanding the Kingdom?

He also talked about how fear is in the darkness.  Colossians 1:13 states “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves….”  That’s why I was so reluctant to volunteer in any area.  Fear.

But, what God has asked me to do He has given me the ability, time, and put the proper people in my life to be able to accomplish my goals.

At this point in time I’m feeling pretty good about volunteering.  I help at Church.  I help with my folks medical needs.  And, I volunteer to do menial jobs at work where there are no accolades.  Not bad.

Nudge, nudge.  Oh, oh.  Now what, God?

Dollars, now You are nudging me for dollars.

Onward and upward I go knowing that though I may be fearful and unsure God has rescued me. As he has in the past he will continue to give and provide all I need to  follow him.

Thank you, God.

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