April Reflections

Pastor’s Wife working on one of the 3 sunny days in April.
So long, month of April! You leave me exhausted. 
I had to look on my calendar to figure out where my energy went. I think I left it back at the house our church helped landscape. Or maybe I left it with the 6 boys I spent the day with at BizTown
Wherever my get-up-and-go got up and went, I am tired. But a good tired. A “Wow, I have been spending a lot of time with some great people who really want to make a difference in the world” tired. That’s probably the best kind of “tired” there is.
Sharing gratitude
Yesterday at church we had a visitor. The gentleman that owns the house we worked on last week came to say “thank you” to our group. He shared that both he and his wife have health issues, and the new, low-maintenance yard is just what they wanted. We didn’t need to hear the gratitude, but his heartwarming words reminded me of the Bible verse in Ephesians:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

Ephesisans 2:8-10

I’m not trying to learn the “nature of a servant” because I think it will get me to Heaven. I think I’m desiring to serve because it is what I was created to do. 
Now if I can just pinpoint the Bible verse that tells me where to find more energy…
I don’t know why I think I’m tired. All I do is stand around and talk!
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