Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Who is tending to *your* calling?

As wives, mothers and daughters we are given a sacred calling. In essence, we are to give our homes a heart. Are there other things in the world that we could attend to that are noble in character? Certainly. But one must be careful to guard the time and energy that rightfully belongs under our own roof. Yes, ladies ~ our time and energy rightfully belongs under our roof. Not running up and down the road, flitting from this activity to that opportunity.

I cannot help but feel that when one contracts out their personal duties (childcare, maid service, etc...) they are allowing someone else to tend to their God-given calling. Think about that a moment. The Lord himself presented you with the gift of your work. Every duty on your task list, every time you need to wipe a nose or kiss away a hurt, every single meal...these things make up the sacred work on the holy ground of your home.

Would you then, turn to face your Lord and say that you have found something better to do? Something more profitable? Something more fulfilling? I daresay that if that is the case we will have some things to answer for one day.

Please remember when you have changed the tenth diaper of the day, when you have scrubbed the tub for the sixth time that week, when you do any number of things that can seem monotonous, that in reality we are doing it all as unto Him.

Matthew 25:40
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Sacred work in your holy home. A gift given to us by the Lord himself. What could be more fulfilling than that?


Abounding Treasures said...

This post was a real blessing to my heart and a reminder of the Lord's interest in my daily sacred home-work for Him :o)

Dallas [aka Mrs M]

Cherish the Home said...

Thank you for this most encouraging post. (o:

Many Blessings,

Daughter of the King said...

This is a wonderful post. I would consider it a must read for all women and would love to link to it in a future blog. Is that okay?

Mrs. V. said...

Deby, that would be fine. If you will just let me know when you do it so I can read your blog entry on it as well. :-)

Domestically Inclined said...

Well said Mrs. V. It is a glorious priveledge to tend to the work of the home. Stand strong Proverbs 31 women!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful thought provoking post. As Wives and Mothers we have acheived one of the highest callings that the Lord bestowes!!