The PartyHave you ever been to a party and tried to do everything that you could to help the host or hostess? Well, my bible study today made a GREAT reference to this.
Our "callings" are referenced as invitations..to His party. We are invited guests...not host assistants. We are invited to share in His party...with NO obligation to clean the kitchen, or refill the cheese tray. We are not being selfish by sitting and enjoying the company of His guests...it is what He wants. (I always wondered why He is called the Host of Hosts)
Consequently, my study also talked about what are role as His ambassadors is. (Hope that is not incorrect grammar...oh well.) A thought popped into my head about why I am truly sharing all of this with you in my blog...I have always thought that it was purely selfish of me...just getting things off my chest. I have been using this as an exercise for therapy. I am trying to wrap my mind around the concept that we are not to do things of this such for personal gain. Wow, this is difficult. We are to minister to others, as ambassadors of His. I pray that I am led to know that I am not being an ambassador of Melissa, but of God.
And...full circle...I wrote several days ago about riding the wave of anxiety back to the shore...my study today also referenced a wave...WEIRD! "Stop riding your own dreams....ride the tide of My plan for you."
Today...I am dawning my party hat and my wet suit. Enjoy the festivities, and ride His wave.