Wednesday July 9, 2008

Colossians 3:23-24
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

As I’ve been going about my busy day of keeping our home –cleaning the house, stocking the cupboards, tending the baby– I have been challenging myself to work for the Lord & because of the Lord. Not for myself. Not even for my husband or son. Simply for the Lord. Purely for His glory.

“—being a full-time wife and mother—is not a destructive drought of
usefulness but an overflowing oasis of opportunity; it is not a dreary
cell to contain one’s talents and skills but a brilliant catalyst to
channel creativity and energies into meaningful work; it is not a rope
for binding one’s productivity in the marketplace, but reins for guiding
one’s posterity in the home; it is not oppressive restraint of
intellectual prowess for the community, but a release of wise
instruction to your own household; it is not the bitter assignment of
inferiority to your person, but the bright assurance of of the ingenuity
of God’s plan for the complementarity of the sexes, especially as worked
out in God’s plan for marriage; it is neither limitation of gifts
available nor stinginess in distributing the benefits of those gifts,
but rather the multiplication of a mother’s legacy to the generations to
come and the generous bestowal of all God meant a mother to give to
those He entrusted to her care.”
–Dorothy Patterson

Today I praise the Lord for giving me such a glorious calling — that of a helpmeet, homemaker, & mommy.

One Reply to “Wednesday July 9, 2008”

  1. It’s amazing what a perspective change can come about when we do all things that we do purely for the Lord! But it’s so hard to remember that at times, particulary when the task before us is not exactly pleasant. ;o)  So thank you for the beautiful reminder!

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