Friday, November 21, 2008

This Old Job


Over the past couple of weeks I haven't approached this ole job of mine with much ambition. I have been filled with lack of excitement for mommy/home-maker/wifely duties. I felt stuck and I didn't like to rut I had landed in. I let this build up until I didn't feel like any portion of this job the Lord has given me.  I just moped through the days, I didn't really live intentionally.  I just kept wishing I could get away even it it was for only 2 hours.  Until I read this...

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."   Colossians 3:23-24

The Lord used these two verses to show me my selfishness.  The part that got my attention was that I should be working with all of my heart.  Touché.  I certainly wasn't doing that. I was going through the motions and doing what needed to be done half-heartedly.  I wasn't even close to using my whole heart.  I had filled my heart and mind with selfishness. My focus was on myself not the Lord or my family.


Help me to serve my family with my whole heart.  Forgive me for my selfishness. Help me Lord to remember that when I am doing this job you have given me, not only am I serving my family, but I am serving You. Help me to show my family the love I have for them by being the wife and mother you intend me to be.


  1. Wow, it sounds like we go through a lot of the same emotions. That's a great verse for me to go to when I feel this way too...Thanks!

  2. Great reminder. I think all of us have days like this, and this is a fabulous verse to remember. I've been reminding Kathryn of this one, too, for things like chores and math! :-)

  3. Hello there! I've been reading your blog and I've tagged you over at my blog. I hope you come see and if you do it please let me know so I can be sure to read it okay?

  4. Thank you for reminding em of this truth

  5. I love those verses! They have gotten me moving on many a day. :o)

  6. Yep, I agree. These are great verses. I wonder what's in the air?? I have kind of had a "turn-a-round" with my outlook too.

    It was WAY overdue! :)


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