Monday, October 15, 2012

Intentional ~ Motherhood

What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God.  We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~Martin Luther
I don't know if you are like me or not, but I find that in the midst of trying to keep up with my 13m old, deal with squabbling children, clean up messes, take care of the dog, homeschool, control the clutter, cook, and clean up after a toilet that likes to overflow at the exact moment that I've finally gotten comfortable and forgotten about it (yes, really!) I tend to forget that motherhood is a sacred and holy calling. I get caught up in the day to day and forget that motherhood is kingdom work.

If so, then you will want to read Kendal's post What Is Our Time For.

While you are visiting The Focused Homemaker you will also want to read Natalie's post Have You Lost Your First Love. Or reverse the order and read Natalie's post first. After all, if you have forgotten your First Love, then it will be impossible for you to view motherhood as kingdom work.

Often we don't view our daily activities biblically. We wrongly believe that the more mundane the task, the less significant it is to God.  As difficult as it may be to believe, the hands that tenderly bathe your baby at night are no less holy than the hands that serve you communion on Sunday.  Every small act of love to your family - every diaper you change, every meal you prepare, every toilet you scrub, every errand you run, every fever you tend to, each tooth you pull, every moment of undefiled intimacy with your husband - each one is a holy act when it's done as unto the Lord. ~Stacy McDonald

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