You know those people who inspire you and you wish you could be more like? Well I have been blessed to meet with girls who are just that every Thursday. I have been leading a small group for two and a half years now of wonderful college girls. We usually spend some time catching up and then we dive into whatever bible study the Lord has led us to that semester. It has truly been my honor to spend time with these girls each week.
What impresses me most about these girls is how on fire they are for their faith and how they are constantly seeking to live a life that is Christ centered and that is of service. Upon returning from Summer vacation last semester they decided that they wanted to call our group Vapor Life Club (Austin even made us a website check it out here.) Based off of the verse from James 4:13-14 “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” With the idea that we are only a vapor, we should not worry about tomorrow or be afraid and we should life a life that it is pleasing to God. The awesome part is that these girls live this way and it is beautiful. As a group we were wanting to serve somehow and we were having a hard time finding something. So the girls took it in their own hands and started ‘Wich Wednesdays.’ On Wednesday mornings, they make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and take them to parks and areas where homeless are and hand them out. They also take time to say hello and have a kind word with many of the people they hand them out to. Talk about love and servitude in action. It is easy simple and there are no strings attached. I am seriously in awe of these girls how they live a life that points to Jesus.
What are you doing to serve the community around you? I know that I could sure be doing more.