Ps 84:10 A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than to live the good life in the homes of the wicked.

            This verse helps explain why people volunteer. When we help another, without any expectation of personal gain, we not only fulfill God’s plan but also learning valuable lessons. We live in a busy society. There is so much wickedness in the world that finding something to do to keep us away from the “bad things” may be difficult. The key is finding good things to do to balance the bad.

            When we volunteer at our church, it helps us understand how “everything works together for good.” Spending time around Christians cements his precepts and ways into our spirit. It isn’t important what you do, from running errands for a pastor or placing stamps on envelops, you are working for the glory of God.  If asked to watch the kids after church so couples can go have an “adult” lunch, you will be blessed. God honors even replacing the toilet paper in the restrooms.

            When we serve God we show him and others how much we love. We have a better attitude which others see, and in turn they respect our efforts. During a conversation with a friend about how people show their true selves, she said, “I would never believe anyone talking bad about you because I don’t think anything bad lives in you.” I assured her that everyone has “bad” in them. Filling our lives with positivity and daily trying to share the goodness of God doesn’t leave much room for the bad to grow and show itself.

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