Don’t come down from that wall! Pt. 3

And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:3

We looked last time at fatigue being a major factor in the discouragement and temptation to come down from our great work as wives and mothers.  Today we are going to look at another …Boredom.

Yes, you read that right.  If we are honest with ourselves, there are times that we just get bored with the mundane of routine.  We just made that bed yesterday!  The floor was just shiny and now there are muddy footprints.  How many times have you scrubbed that toilet.  Didn’t I just finish the dishes?  Is it time to start thinking about cooking supper again?

Many times our job description is to do those things that are hidden, the small things that life could not function well without.  And they are not always that enjoyable.  But they are our calling.  And when we do it for the glory of God, we are doing a great thing.

Let me share a few quotes by Charles Spurgeon

“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”

“There’s no shame about any honest calling; don’t be afraid of soiling your hands, there’s plenty of soap to be had.”

“Immediate fruit may come, for God worketh marvellously, but whether it does or not, your plain duty is to sow. Reap you shall, but meanwhile you must be satisfied to go on sowing, sowing, sowing, even to the end. Reaping is your reward, but sowing is your work.”

So today, sisters, let’s remember Jesus’ words in Luke 16:10 “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much…”

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