I woke this morning realizing that I had forgotten to share a story with my Women's Ministry group. We had an amazing meeting titled "Tossed Together ". We had a salad lunch with the meeting and everyone brought a topping. And I didn't connect it to the lesson for them. I was just nervous to get the meeting rolling. Here's why we did this...
We are all here together for a reason. God has a purpose for bringing you all here to this place at this time. I have known for a while that those who are meant to be here, will be. What is the significance of this?
We have been tossed together for a purpose. He has a plan for putting all of our different personalities and gifts together. We have been Tossed Together to create an amazing salad like we have all just eaten.
If I would have been the only one here today, my salad would have been pretty sad. Just some lettuce, carrots, and sunflower seeds.
Once you add one more, we now have a dressing and some bread to go with it. That is starting to make a meal. It's more enjoyable and easier to swallow.
If you add all of you, we have a feast. We have lettuce, spinach, 4 dressings, 2 breads, carrots, peppers, cranberries, sunflower seeds, cucumber, cottage cheese, eggs, cheese, and I know I'm forgetting something because the counter was full. And we had enough to fill all of us and share with our families and a family in need.
Because we all came together and tossed what we had brought together, we had an amazing meal and some to share. We filled ourselves and were able to outreach. This is what our Women's Ministry is all about. Coming together to be filled so that we can reach out to others.
If it's just me, it's a sad lunch that's hard to swallow. It's an unsatisfied fill that doesn't give me the strength to put myself out there.
Once you add one more, it can become a satisfying lunch that makes you want to do more. Your conversation gives you strength to do more.
God designed us to need others. We were not meant to be alone. Therefore he keeps tossing us together in churches where we can grow and make a difference. When we are all Tossed Together we make an amazing feast. And the conversation we have can change us, our community, and hopefully someday the world.
Knowing this, because we now experienced it, why wouldn't you want to encourage more ladies to be part of the feast? Why would you want to stay away from the banquet and eat a dry lonely lunch by yourself?
Encourage others to play a part in the feast. Share with them how they will be filled to the point that they will need to share with others.
Imagine the kind of salad we could create if every lady joined us bringing with them just one item. If they brought just one of their gifts, what kind of dent in the world could we create? How far could the ripples from our dent travel? How many of you want to fins this out?