Sunday, September 7, 2008

Meaningful Mundane....

You know we are in the thick of it young mamas.  Parenting is draining, fostering our marriages is work, putting relationships first takes sacrifice, cleaning the house-tiring, folding clothes is boring, ironing is time consuming, grocery shopping a challenge to find healthy cost efficient foods that make little mouths happy, but we must find meaning in the mundane.  We are called to something higher than ourselves, something far beyond that-something of eternal significance.  
Here are some thoughts taken from Oswald Chambers:
"He that believeth in Me....out of him shall flow..." John 7:38
~"He that believeth in Me out of him shall flow rivers of living water" -hundreds of other lives will be continually refreshed.  It is time now to break the life, to cease craving for satisfaction, and to spill the thing out.  Our Lord is asking who of us will do it for Him?"

Ladies, are the people in our homes refreshed by us?  Do we encourage, support, submit to our husbands, and nurture our children?  Begin there, impact those to whom The Living God has entrusted to us and from there the hundred will come...generation after generation.  Is the fruit of the Spirit evident in you at home?   I believe that is the hardest place to yield ourselves, but ladies may I exhort us, the MOST IMPORTANT place.  Don't get me wrong, we need to be involved and investing in others outside our home, but don't miss the most important area of serving Him right now...love well those that He has given you.  It is tiring, but aren't all things that are of most significance worth the exhaustion?  After all, We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  It is not me mustering up enough "spiritual stamina" to do the right thing.  It is relying wholly on the Supplier of all that I need and dying to myself, not at the end of my rope, but before I ever get started.  Be encouraged friends, serve Him well and the fruit will be generation after generation....

8 comments:

Reba said...

Loved all the new pictures!! Thanks for the encouragement...definitely need to remember the 3 guys here at home are the most important little projects that God has given me! :)

justabeachkat said...

Great post Andi!

I’m cleaning the master closet this weekend, but I sneak away periodically to read a few blogs. (Hey, a girl needs a break every once in awhile! Especially from a job I don’t enjoy…at all!) It’s been fun catching up with you.I'm so glad little David is okay after his fall. Praise God! I hope you’re having a good weekend.

Hugs!
Kat

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I needed to read that today! I just read a quote that said, "Saying yes to everything and everyone is saying NO to your family." I have cleaned my plate and I am being very cautious of what I put on it. We will not get these years back. Love you!

Anonymous said...

That was me!
Love you,
Emily

Kellie Patton said...

Thanks for that!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the encouragement to be "refreshing!" I needed it!!!

Tonja said...

Beautiful words that need to be heeded. Thanks, Andi!

Abby Maddox said...

I needed to read that...I have been so snappy at Pace lately. It's always especially bad when she's been to stay with the grandparents. It takes a good week to get her back to baseline--which I have to be careful not to be snappy there too. ANYWAY, I needed to be spurred on! thank you