Food for thought…come for refuge

take refuge under His wings

Yesterday, I was swamped with housework (you have all been there I’m sure!).  I am in a routine of getting up, making breakfast for all the kids, and as they eat, then I go upstairs and make their beds, put away laundry and get another load of laundry started.  Then I make my bed, clean up the entire upstairs, get my kids clothes out for the day and then head back down.  By that time they are finishing making their mess from breakfast and then I clean up from breakfast and do the dishes.  It is monotonous, and to be honest, I was just plain sick of doing it!

As I was making my sons bed and picking up his legos, I was tired, and I stopped and said “Lord, is this really all you want me to do? Just make beds and do laundry…FOREVER? because that’s all I feel like I’m doing, I want to be used by you” I came downstairs and opened my Bible, I felt His still small voice remind me that although I may never preach like Peter, or be used like Paul, or rescue orphans like George Mueller, I can still love him as much as they did.  I can still be bold like Peter, pray like Paul, and seek God like George Mueller.  I can have the same zeal and love for God as they did, even if I will never be more than a mere housewife who makes beds forever! (although I wish my boys would start learning to make their own).

As I was reading my Bible in the book of Ruth, I came across this scripture and it blessed me… “The Lord repay you for your work, and a full reward be given to you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:12.  Ladies, you may never do more than make beds, cook and clean but God has called you to that, and because He has called you to do that, He is going to reward you for your faithfulness in that calling.  Are you weary? Then take refuge under His wings, do all that you do unto the Lord, and He promises to reward you.

 

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  1. I love this! It is a never-ending job, being a mom, isn’t it? Let us not grow weary in well-doing… Have a great day!

    • Marissa says:

      Thanks Sarah! It never ends, you are CORRECT!! But I love that God has called me to be a mom 🙂 Have a fabulous week, thanks for visiting!