God's really been on me lately about work. you know how He does when He picks a theme and sends reminders about it incessantly? well, He's been doing that with me (for me) lately, and the theme is WORK. as in: do the work. as in: find Me in your work. as in: work for Me. as in: you are My workmanship.
it's popping up in songs, devotions, books, prayers, bible readings, conversations, sermons, even random pic-quotes on Instagram. work work work. okay, i get it.
so it's been on my radar. and as it turns out, the more aware i am of God's call for me to work, the more opportunities i find to do just that, and the more i realize a lot of 'this woman's work' - homemaking and mothering and homeschooling and bible translating and encouraging - is the kind of work that i was created to do. the work that i'm doing feels like the work God prepared in advance for me to do. the work that i'm doing gives me a thankful awareness of His presence. when work feels like joy, God must be in it.
here is some of the work that i'm doing around here lately:
leadership conference with my husband
homeschool & ringlets
introducing Great Grandpa to the Ninja Turtles
saying yes to silly
tending to the garden
celebrating math achievements
around here lately, i'm just doing the work that i'm called to do and there is so. much. joy. in that. i am thankful, and i pray it brings a smile to God's face.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward,
and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you,
will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day
when Christ Jesus returns.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good works he planned for us long ago.
God uses it (scripture) to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17