Here’s a little secret for building arm and shoulder muscles. Three days a week works well.
Begin by standing outside behind the house, and with a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand...
extend your arms straight out to your sides and hold them there as long as you can. After a few weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks and then 50-lb. potato sacks, and finally get to where you can lift a 100 lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Next...start putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but be careful not to overdo it.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
We really need to look at the verses before this one because we see that we are not saved by our good works, but we are saved to do good works. God has created us in Jesus to do good works of ministry. We are not manufactured on some assembly line, all of us the same. We are created by a creative Creator, a Craftsman God that made us unique. We have different talents, experiences and spiritual gifts that God wants to use for His purpose and glory.
Last Saturday, we had members that handed water out, visited with neighbors, and others that donated water and helped set up and break down the booth at Sanger Sellabration.
This Saturday, we have another opportunity to serve and do good works. Our Hispanic Fellowship, has bought property and we are having a work day at their church with some of their members. There will be many different jobs to do from roofing to cleaning ceiling fans and everything in between. They will be providing breakfast and lunch, and God will be providing the blessing for all that serve. I want to thank everyone of you that serve, but my thanks is nothing. It’s the joy you receive when you serve others that is the real blessing of God!