And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Do whatever you put your hand to, for the glory of God!
I really want to be at home. I really want to homeschool all day, with my kids around me. I really want to be able to clean MY house. I really want to go back to how things were. I really wish my husband were well. I wish................
Those were the thoughts flooding my heart and soul and mind just a few days ago. Most days, I'm ok with the changes that have taken place in life.... but this was not one of those days. I was hurt and a little angry, and I was not happy about being where I was.
As I began cleaning the learning center, one of several jobs that I really am blessed to have at my church! (My church family is amazing, and God opened doors when my husband lost his job and couldn't work any longer, my kids even can be with me some!) I was tired. I was missing home. I was missing my kids. I was missing being what I had considered my "life".
God gently spoke into my being... "What would you tell your kids right now?", "What would you say to their whining, that things weren't the way they wanted it?", "What would you say when they didn't want to do "their" jobs?". My spirit broke............. yes Lord, I hear You. I would tell them that whatever they were doing, could glorify God, if they are doing it their best and for Him. Yes Lord, anything I am doing, when I give it to you, can be for Your glory!
Our highest job, is to glorify God, in everything we do. That can be in anything, even scrubbing toilets!
God, thank You for helping me to see, that what I tell my children rings true for me too. That anything I am doing, whether it is what I "want" to be doing or not, can give You glory! Nothing is more important than glorifying You and making You known among the people. May my face reflect your radiance, and may anything my hand finds to do, be done with a thankful spirit! Amen.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
As all of us reflect the Lord’s glory with faces that are not covered with veils, we are being changed into his image with ever-increasing glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
- 2 Cor. 3:18
Unlike the days of the Old Testament, there is no longer a veil between us and God. How awesome is that!!??
We can go to God, face to face, and seek Him. When we are in God's presence, the glow of His spirit is reflected on us. As we have "face time" with the Lord, we begin to be changed into His image. As we are changed, we reveal increasing JOY!
We can not be in His presence and not feel joy. We can not be in His presence seeking Him, and not be changed!
Lord God, make me hungry for Your presence. I want to sit at your feet and get to know you "face to face"... to be changed into Your image. I want more and more of you. And may Your image radiate from me! May I be a shining witness for Your glory. Amen.