So, the last two days, I’ve had the privilege of speaking at one of the breakout sessions (aka the small groups) at two “His Kids” Orphan Initiative conferences (think Orphan Sunday). It was essentially the same conference done in two different counties.
I learned a lot from what I heard. I learned a lot from the people I had a chance to interact with.
And then this morning, I read Psalm 84:10: “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”
I spent the weekend interacting with doorkeepers.
I spent the weekend interacting with adoptive parents, church leaders, volunteers who are all putting someone else first.
I spent weekend listening to people who are doing seemingly mundane things and making a difference for God’s Kingdom.
Creating “emergency care” kits for foster children who are put in foster care with literally nothing but the clothes they are wearing. That’s a door keeper.
Being willing to share your difficult story to help someone else get through theirs. That’s a door keeper.
Being open, being honest, being vulnerable to help others. That’s a door keeper.
Letting your eyes be opened to the world around you and then once you see it, doing something about it. That’s a door keeper.
None of it’s for glory, none of it’s for publicity. It’s all for God and it’s all because, as door keepers in His house, we want to reflect His love to others.
I met a lot of door keepers this weekend. I pray we can all be more of that, we can all put God and His people first.