Monday, February 2, 2009

I want to be a worker for the Lord

I have prayed that both of my children have a desire to serve God every day of their lives. Not just when they are "big enough" but NOW. There are things they can do today at 6 and 5 to serve and glorify God. Our congregation has a program for young boys to pick up the attendance cards at the end of services each Sunday morning. The man in charge of this has been asking Carter for almost a year now if he would like to help with this. We thought it would be best to wait until Carter was 5 and, when that happened, Carter was not so sure he wanted to do it. We did not press him but told him when he was ready, to let us know. One Sunday in December after seeing his big friend, Daniel, pick up cards, Carter declared he was ready. We told the man in charge and he got Carter on the list. Thursday Carter received a letter in the mail saying he was to pick up cards for the month of February. He was so excited. Sunday morning he wore his navy blaser, khakki pants and white shirt and was ready to go. However, the further along we went in services, the more antsy he became. I told him Daddy could go with him to help him if he wanted to but Carter said, "No, I want Daniel to go with me. Can Daddy ask him for me?" At the right time, Damon went to get Daniel, who graciously agreed to help Carter, and Carter picked up the cards. People were so kind to him and kept coming up after services telling him what a great job he did. He got very bashful and crawled into my lap. I told him everyone was just so proud of him for serving God the way he could. He thought that sounded good and was a little better after that. For lunch Sunday, Carter got to eat off the Special Plate since it was his first day of serving God during the worship service. We still talked about how we can serve God every day - in worship service and out of worship service. All we have to do is open our eyes to see the door HE has open for us. Way to go, Carter, I hope this is the first of many days!!!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love this post! It makes me go back to Parker's first day of "picking up cards". Special memories, for sure!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

Whan an accomplishment! He's such a little man now!

Sasha said...

I missed that since we go to early service. Way to go Carter. I'm very proud of him!!

Brittany said...

So precious. I don't want to even think about when it will be Hudson's turn. I hate I missed seeing this sweet moment. We always miss soemthing when we go to 8:00!!!

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Arika said...

Yay Carter!!! So proud of him! And I love the "special" plate. I think that might motivate my big one--you know how he is about praise! :) Where did you find the plate?

Amanda said...

He looks so pround in that picture and so he should be!
love,
Amanda x

Julie said...

Yeah Carter!!! That is so special and it is so cool he is around other kiddos that influence him in a good way

Tracy P. said...

I love that! We struggle with making service to God and others a way of life for our kids. I think it's all about the little steps like this that make such an impression!

theArthurClan said...

What a wonderful post! I love seeing how proud he looks in that photo. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

how sweet....

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