Day 1—Faithful Mothering
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
You are serving the Lord Christ.”
I send my children on errands throughout the day. “Go grab this.” “Take this downstairs.” “Go brush your hair.” “Take this dirty laundry to the hamper.”
You know what’s sad? Some of my kids are more faithful than others. I can count on some of my kids to do what I told them and then return to what they are supposed to be doing or check in with me to see if there is anything else I need. Sometimes they are faithful to do the job all the way, and other times they do the bare minimum. They are often hard to rely on. They are prone to wander and getting distracted. I never know if they will actually follow through.
Which child are you like to your Father?
He has called you to run His errands here on earth. You are His ambassador. You are His hands and feet. Are you faithful to walk in what He has called you to? Will you hear: “Well done good and faithful servant?” (Matthew 25:23). Are you likely to finish the tasks He lays before you well and completely or haphazardly and with mediocrity?
Don’t despair. God’s grace is always there. He can keep you faithful as you depend on Him and stay immersed in His Word. We are all prone to wander, but He is prone to faithfulness. As we unite ourselves with Him, we are bound to be the one He can count on as we rely on His strength to carry us through.
In your journaling entry, ask the Lord to show you where you have been mediocre in your work for Him. Write down three ways you will strive to work faithfully for Him today where you are tempted to slack.
“For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them.”