Today I said the phrase, "I am here to serve you." It's an interesting feeling, living my life to benefit others, especially when they want silly little things and can't be satisfied easily. This summer, my job is to do what ever it takes to make the guests at camp happy and impressed. My life is for their benefit. I have to wake up extremely early and work long hours in order to make their time here go smoothly and so that they can have the best possible time.
Now, I'm used to serving: for the past four summers I have given up my time to counsel kids at camp. But, never have I given so much of my self as I have in the past 4 days. Every minute I am working, i am thinking about ways to help the guests, to make sure that what they want accomplished gets accomplished.
This is what I am doing with the rest of my summer, for the next 10 weeks, I will be pushing myself to exhaustion, going above and beyond to make the ministry here that much more powerful. This is what I want to do with my life, serve others, be a part of their ministry and growth. That's why I want to be a stay at home mom so much. I think it is so important to be a part of a child's life, as a mother who is there during the day, or a counselor in the summer or as a host for guest groups.
This is what Christ did for us, in a way. He has done every sort of service possible, and walks along side us as we grow and learn to minister like he did.
I am so thankful for the opportunity this summer to be like Christ and to serve in every way known and unknown. I just pray that I may be changed fundamentally by this experience to give of myself all year long.