So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. --1 Corinthians 10:31
Most Christians are ready and willing to serve in some sort of ministry full time after retirement, using their talents and abilities to bring glory to the Lord. Usually, senior adults begin participating more in church activities, witnessing to those who don't know Christ, giving more to their favorite ministries, and helping those who are less fortunate.
It may seem as though the ways to serve the Lord are limited, but in fact during retirement God provides even more ways to serve Him. There are many ways believers can be involved in serving the Lord, if they will just look at the talents with which God has blessed them.
A good example of using a special talent is for those of you who know how to cook. It may seem ridiculous, but look at the possibilities of ministering to other people through this avenue. You can prepare food for church fundraisers, the bereaved and hurting, shut-ins, and others who are going through a difficult time in their lives. There are some church groups that sponsor an evening meal for the needy every week.
In Matthew 25:40, Christ said, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Some may think that food preparation is insignificant, or that it is not as important as other ministries within the church. But in fact, it requires talent, time, dedication, and a willing servant to put in the hard work. Any task that is inspired by God is not too difficult or too trivial to perform. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…" (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
PRAYER CHALLENGE: Ask the Lord to reveal to you what He would have you do for His kingdom. Don't be afraid to branch out and try whatever He lays on your heart.
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