My life lately has consisted of naps, editing of course, playing cars and trucks with Leland, picking up, not really cooking dinner, more naps, and more picking up. Oh, and did I mention naps? ;) But really, my life has been what I feel like so extremely ordinary lately. Not that it’s supposed to be glamorous or anything- ha! I’m so very thankful to stay at home but you know, sometimes it’s just easy to get discouraged. My days are full of picking up and playing trucks and cars but I think that there is more to them, too. I love this little quote written by Nancy Campbell:
“Do you sometimes hanker to do some great work for God? You feel as though you are wasting your life in your home. You would love to serve the Lord in some harvest field. Yes, it’s true, the harvest is great and the laborers are few. But why are they few? Because mothers have not understood God’s purpose.
Are you looking for an easy path or do you have a heart to serve God as a missionary? Dear mother, you are already a missionary…. You are employed by God to train laborers for His harvest field. You do not raise children then send them to Bible College to prepare them for service. You train them for God’s service from the time they are little. They should be ready to labor in the harvest field when they come forth from your home.
Is a missionary’s work easy? No, it takes sacrifice. Is motherhood easy? No, but it is eternally worthwhile. It takes everything you’ve got- all your resources of time, energy, and strength- but you will influence nations. It takes sacrifice- many mothering days are exhausting and overwhelming- but you will receive the fruit of your labors and an eternal reward. It will take committed prayer and intercession, but your prayers will be answered.”
….amen and amen. That is such an awesome encouragement for me right now. To know that these days I have while Leland is small are short and I am doing something, not just playing trucks and cars with him ;) Of course, I want to have an influence outside of our home and family but it starts here. It takes sacrifice, it takes patience (lots!!) but it will be eternally worthwhile. My mission field isn’t in a foreign country right now, but where I’m at…where God has placed me, here and now.