Sep 03

A Responsibility that is a Blessing: Ministering

Ministering to our little ones is important, and Marissa’s post that once was here, has been moved to our new contributor blog. Please take a moment to stop by here to read her words of wisdom.

The hang up I find myself in on a daily, if not hourly basis, is feeling overwhelmed by the job of truly ministering all the way to my little boys’ hearts. To truly minister to someone, you must care for the needs of someone else, usually at a loss to your own human needs. Of course as a Christian that includes physical needs, emotional needs and spiritual needs, right? And that sounds like a huge, practically impossible job.

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  1. Richella Parham

    This is an excellent post! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I featured you at this week’s Grace at Home party!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you so much! I let Marissa know that you featured her Help Meet Corner post! Blessings!

  2. Mel Caldicott

    Great post – I’ve never looked at parenting in quite this way before. Lots of food for thought.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I love having different perspectives on parenting! πŸ™‚ Blessings!

  3. Susan

    What great specific ways to serve, thank you and for your heart to serve Him. Visiting over from Katherine’s Corner!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I love having different women share their hearts and ideas, it is a blessings having them in my corner! Thank you so much for stoppin by! πŸ™‚ Blessings! ~ Misty

  4. Jennifer

    Love your post! Yes, teaching our children to serve others and rearing them toward Christ is the most important job we have as parents. It is a privilege to teach and watch them grow in His love. Seeing His callings on their lives are part of the reward. Praying for them to answer them is another part of the responsibility.
    Great post! I’m visiting from Desire to Inspire!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It truly is the greatest job and such a privilege! Thank you so much for stoppin by! Blessings!

  5. Jen Stults

    I appreciate how you emphasize loving and serving others, as well as caring for the things God has blessed us with. I am going to re-think my wording when I ask my children to help. πŸ™‚
    Jen Stults recently posted..How to Host Game Night with Young Children in TowMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is important to serve the Lord in whatever capacity that we are able. Including our children in that is very important, for how they see us serving is likely how they will choose to serve when they grow up! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

    2. Marissa

      That is exactly how I started Jen – I changed a couple of words in my daily dialect and that led to new ways of thinking and looking at other things! Good luck!
      Marissa recently posted..Dear Wife: Letters from a Help MeetMy Profile

  6. Donna Schultz

    I LOVE how setting the table is not a chore, but a chance to serve. I wish I had presented things that way when mine were littles. I’ll have to remember that when my grandchildren are here.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, taking care of every day things can so easily seen as a “chore”, but really it is a blessing if we would just remember that! πŸ™‚ Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

    2. Marissa

      It is such a small change, but one that has made a huge impact. Even in how I ask my kids to set the table as changed. It’s amazing how the Lord can work in our words when we think through what we are really saying.
      Marissa recently posted..Dear Wife: Letters from a Help MeetMy Profile

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