I think sometimes we forget that our husbands and children are God’s people. We serve others outside our home with such enthusiasm and generosity but can have a begrudging attitude about the people we claim to love most in this world. Our tendency to this, I believe, is because we don’t get any recognition for doing our work day in and day out. We do what we have to do because we have to do it. When others outside our homes need help, we do it because we love Christ, yes, but there’s also an element of feeling good about ourselves. Often, I tend to do better for near-strangers than my own household.
Honestly, I hate writing about this. I would much prefer to talk about something I have already walked through and share how the Lord came through. I love those messages! But that is not this message. Because, let’s be honest, some of life’s messes take a long time to walk through. Sometimes God’s redemption seems a long way off. Sometimes we are hanging on by a thread.
In Job 2, we are introduced to a righteous man who has just lost everything, yet he still remains faithful to God. It is not until chapter 42 that his health and wealth are restored. Most of us are living a story much like Job, although maybe not quite to the same extreme–just trying to make it through from Job 2 to 42.
Day to day tasks and work can feel unfulfilling, causing exhaustion. We must persevere through negative attitudes to continue serving God’s Kingdom. Don’t grow tired of doing good… I know it’s easier said than done. I know because I’m exhausted with it. Exhausted I’m exhausted from homeschooling my children so they will be trained in… Continue reading Work: Persevering Through Exhaustion to Serve God’s Kingdom
Tragedy is occurring all around us at an alarming rate. How are we to respond to the devastation? What are we to do in these last days? An earthquake in Iraq kills over 400 people. A driver mows down people on a cycling path in New York city, killing 8. A crazed gunman enters a… Continue reading Respond: What Are We To Do In These Last Days?