Sometimes I feel like I rarely do meaningful things for the kingdom of God. I have all these dreams of writing books and Bible studies but then I wonder if I need seminary or more advanced training first. None of those things are realities right now so I just set them aside in a “later..maybe” category. But still in the daily grind of my life, I wonder if I should be doing something bigger.
This past weekend, my hubby and I got away just the 2 of us. It was awesome and just what we needed, both for our tired bodies and our weary souls. Getting away for just a little over 48 hours brought clarity and direction in many areas of life, one being my mothering. God kindly reaffirmed to me the “bigness” of my job, because of the precious little souls entrusted to my care. Yes, making 3 meals a day, potty training, laundry, cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning can feel so very small, but my heart in doing them changes everything. God has promised me His constant Presence, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 and Deut. 31:6) That means that He is with me in the cooking, cleaning, laundry, potty training, and most importantly in the nurturing of little souls. That means that our home is holy ground. It is the exact place where I learn Him, where I grow in devotion to Him, where He trains me for His service, and where I see His faithfulness and grace.
This excerpt from one of my favorite devotionals, Streams in the Desert (p. 398), says it beautifully… ” Exodus 3:1-2, ‘Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within the bush.’ The vision of the angel of the Lord came to Moses while he was involved in his everyday work. That is exactly where the Lord delights in giving His revelations.
Beloved Father, help me to expect You as I travel the ordinary road of life. I am not asking for sensational experiences. Fellowship with me through my everyday work and service, and be my companion when I take an ordinary journey. And let my humble life be transformed by Your Presence.”