Monday September 5, 2011
And just when we get it down to a science, things change. (Just when I mastered how to get laundry done for four boys, one signed up for football. That threw that balance off!)
They grow and face new challenges…then our job changes a bit. But it never really goes away. Even after they go to college, start new jobs, have families, we still shop for them, pray for them, talk with them.
Once a mom, always a mom, I say.
No matter where I am in my mothering—or in some other “job”—what should be my mindset?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Col. 3:23).
Another load of laundry—as for Him.
Another lesson to teach—as for Him.
A meeting to sit through? As for Him.
“Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (I Cor. 15:58).
Cleaning, cooking, grading, settling disputes among children or coworkers—our work isn’t in vain.
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded” (2 Chron. 15:7).
Wiping up the messes, arbitrating arguments—our work will be rewarded.
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9).
No matter what our work is, we’re not in it alone.
In fact, if we’re His field, we’re the medium for growth; He cultivates there, makes it ready for harvest.
If we’re God’s building, we’re the very place He’s fashioned—for safety and security from whatever may threaten.
Puts a whole new perspective on “work,” doesn’t it?
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