A few months ago, I was asked to lead the evening continuation for the MOMS group in our parish. Tonight, with the help of my friend, I facilitated a group for MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) for the first time. This was a group that has all been through the sessions in the past and the session was similar to what we all went through in our original 9 week sessions. I was both excited and nervous about leading this group. My friend stepped up and did a great job… I asked her at the beginning of all this to help me by being the prayer leader because I am not very comfortable leading others in prayer. I am not only thankful for her help with the group, but also thankful to spend that extra time with her. She is an amazing person and I am very blessed to have met her (we went through MOMS together).
The topic I chose for tonight is Transforming the Ordinary into the Extraordinary. It was a topic I chose because I strive to bring God into my daily life… my life with my children, my husband, my friends, and my family. I want to feel His presence in my life more than when I go to church. I want to be closer to God.
The session went so great and we had a wonderful night of fellowship. I learned from others ways to bring God into my life and our home and I was able to share things I do as well (which I plan on talking about more in depth later). The group was open and friendly. It is so great to sit with a group of women, all with a common bond, without the worry of being judged or ridiculed. We talk, share, laugh, and just enjoy the time together.
I am thankful for the opportunity to do God’s work in the form of leading this group. Maybe I have that wrong though. Maybe I am not doing God’s work… maybe He is working through me.
This quote is something that I love regarding this…
“The idea is not that we do work for God, but that we are so loyal to Him that He can do His work through us.”
However it may be seen or believed, I am thankful. Thankful for my friends, for MOMS, for my husband’s support in my taking on new roles for MOMS, for the love and understanding I get with my group, and for the chance to do this… in His name.