Saturday, November 14

when small equals great

Life as a mom can become quite a mundane kind of thing, can't it? We go through our tasks day after day for our family who surround us and at night go to bed knowing we'll repeat the same thing the next day.

How many diapers have been changed over the years? How many dishes washed? How many times has the question "why?" been answered? How many situations have required settling disputes between siblings? How many places in the house have we cleaned up a hairball? How many times have we sighed when someone left something in an inner pocket that went through the washer and dryer and which has left its mark behind on everything? How many times have we dealt with the effects of Mr. Nobody immediately AFTER he's left the premises? And the "how many" list grows.....

It can all seem pretty meaningless, especially if you glance at the newsfeeds and websites at the end of the day and read about what all the "important" people are doing.

Life as a mom.

"To God there are no small offerings if they are made in the name of His Son. Conversely, nothing appears great to him that is given for any other reason than for Jesus sake." ~ A. W. Tozer

WOW! Has your life as a mom just been put into proper perspective?!

Do you need more?

"'For Thy Sake' will rescue the little, empty things from vanity and give them eternal meaning. The lowly paths of routine living will by these words be elevated to the level of a bright highway. The humdrum of our daily lives will take on the quality of a worship service and the thousand irksome duties we must perform will become offerings and sacrifices acceptable to God by Christ Jesus." ~ A. W. Tozer

Turn each item on your "how many" list into a way to worship God by your act of service. Little steps will make big strides in a change of perspective.
Try putting a little smile into each act and suddenly irksome leaves the premise with the love of God staying behind.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." ~ Colossians 3:23-24

Be encouraged and walk the paths of your garden 'For Thy Sake'!

Tammy ~@~


stephseef said...

i have done many things but,



I know i would barf, only adding to the mess.



Great post Tam. Thanks!

ChiGirl said...

Thank you, Mom. I really needed that today.

ValleyGirl said...

Beautiful post, Tammy. So right. I need to print that out and stick it on my fridge. Or maybe on the cupboard beside the kitchen sink. And in the bathroom by the toilet brush!

The more Tozer quotes you post here, the more I'm convinced I need to add that book to my Amazon wish list!!

mom said...

You don't do cats, Steph? What about dogs? They can be just as much, um, fun, as cats, you know....

Yup, I do like Tozer. And I hope I'm not overdosing my posts with his words. The quotes from this one actually came from my daily devotional and not the book I'm reading right now by him.

Tammy ~@~

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