Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Ministry of Motherhood
I began reading another Sally Clarkson book yesterday for my devotion time each morning. I love how her books have a time of meditation after each chapter because it forces me to look up scripture and journal. I can tell such a difference in my day. She asks you to read the verse below and then asks what this verse implies about your ministry of motherhood.
Psalm 127:3-5 (The Message)
3-5 Don't you see that children are God's best gift?
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior's fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don't stand a chance against you;
you'll sweep them right off your doorstep.
This verse reminds me of what an honor it is to serve my children. I can look back over the past few years and understand why God was calling me away from all ministry outside of my home. It doesn't mean I am not available to serve others outside of my home. It means my primary ministry, my passion is to be towards my husband and children. I can't believe how much God has "gently" changed me. I no longer find myself craving time away from my children or feeling stressed because of my responsibilities. Instead I have energy and excitement for training these precious disciples of Jesus Christ. I love how Sally has taught to me to look at my children like Jesus would look at his disciples. My life has been transformed through Motherhood. I have found a whole new passion in life that is better than any thing I have ever done. I would give up worship leading, marathon running and a tiny figure all over again to be the WHOLEHEARTED Mother He created me to be. For the fruit of my womb is a GENEROUS LEGACY!
Today I approach this world with a fistful of arrows! Look out Satan!