“This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege.
Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is
done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not in some
other, God looks for faithfulness.”
Cleaning, cooking, mowing, laundry, sweeping, tidying, dusting, washing, scrubbing, laughing, crying, playing, exercising, grocery-getting, reading, singing, praying, worshiping, teaching, knitting....all of these are just some of the things that have been keeping me quite busy the past week! ;) Don't let anyone tell you that your role as a wife, mother, homemaker and godly woman is not important (well, they may *say* it or imply it...but don't you believe it!). God gave us this job and we are to do it well, with cheerful hearts and obedience. I pray the wise words I have shared (above and below) from Elisabeth Elliot bless you and encourage you in your journey. Remember, we are just pilgrims here and everything we do should be done to His glory! Always keep the eternal in mind!
I find such encouragement through women like Elisabeth Elliot and Amy Carmichael. They lived lives truly in abandon for the Lord. It is my heart's desire as well!
“[Amy Carmichael's] great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision God had give her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt other to seek anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate.”
“The way you keep your house, the way you organize your time, the care you take in your
personal appearance, the things you spend your money on, all speak loudly about what
you believe. The beauty of thy peace shines forth in an ordered life. A disordered life
speaks loudly of disorder in the soul.”