A Servants Heart in Action

“For there is no one like our God
There is no one like you God

For greater things have yet to come.
And greater things are still to be done in this city.

Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here.”

These are the words to the chorus of Lisa Chaseley’s favorite worship song. And even though her disability might keep her from being able to read the words as they are displayed on-screen in the sanctuary, she knows the chorus by heart and sings it vibrantly and passionately just the same. If you ask her what she likes so much about the song she’ll say, “Singing to God just makes me happy. I like being happy and praising God.”

Lisa is one of the many special members of the Light & Power class who lives out her faith just as God commands in Psalm 37:3, “Trust in the Lord and do good…” Using the gifts God has entrusted to her, Lisa generously gives her time and energy to the ministries at Trinity Church. With her talent for loving and nurturing children, Lisa knows that God made her the perfect match to volunteer with TMOMs childcare on Friday mornings. Her gifts with organization and attention to detail are also put to use as she offers time each Friday to help collate the worship folders for the upcoming Sunday services. When asked why she so faithfully volunteers her time to these ministries, she immediately answers,

“They need me, and so I go.”

From the exuberant singing of praises to God during Sunday worship, to the nurturing of children for the TMOMs ministry, to the careful preparation of Sunday worship folders, Lisa is hard at work serving her Lord and Savior. She may not be able to read the Bible verses or song lyrics that she has carefully tucked into her memory, but she knows exactly how to be a blessing to her sisters and brothers in Christ at Trinity Church. Lisa is certain that the Lord has something very special for her to do while she is here on Earth… and that something is to serve others while she “trusts in the Lord and does good.”

The servant’s heart that Lisa exhibits is one of many such hearts in the Light & Power ministry who are looking for ways to share their unique gifts here at Trinity. All that they need are other willing hearts ready to open doors and provide opportunities. One of the many ways to do this would be volunteering to give a ride, since most individuals in Light & Power don’t drive themselves or have family in the area to assist with this. Disability Celebration Sunday, August 8, will be providing you with opportunities to sign-up to provide even just one ride to a church event or outreach in the next three months. Doing this will not only allow you to brighten the life of an individual whom many congregations don’t value, but will also give you the opportunity to make a new friendship with someone who touches your heart and inspires your faith in a most surprising way!

As the words to Lisa Chaseley’s favorite song remind us, “…Greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done here…”

~Kristie Burson

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