Friday, August 7, 2009


"If anyone wants to come with me, he must forget himself, carry his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Will a person gain anything if he wins the whole world but loses his life? Of course not! There is nothing he can give to regain his life."

I love this verse and how it contradicts our selfish world. I personally gain so much insight from this verse on motherhood. The world says for you to leave your home, leave your children to find self worth and gain your life back. But this scripture point blank says the only way to save your life is to live selflessly and there is no greater act of giving of self than motherhood. How foolish is our tells us women to "win the whole world" by having money to look fabulous with boob jobs, tummy tucks, fancy clothes and shoes, a fabulous home, nannies, spa treatments and the list goes on. And our King who was born of poor parents, became a carpenter, suffered the worst death we can imagine all for us. For He tells us that we will LOOSE our life if we are selfish and focused on gaining worldly success.

So today, tomorrow or next week if you are having that moment where you feel ugly, worthless, and that motherhood/homemaking is sucking the life out of you and you have "lost" yourself, remember this wise verse and that you are gaining more than you can imagine in Heaven's eyes. For you are wise in thinking of eternity and the high place in heaven you will receive when you leave this life. When you think of meeting Jesus your probably don't long to hear, "you looked so fabulous in your life on earth, you made so much money, your home was out of magazine, your cars were always top of the line, your hair was always so stylish, your Nanny did an amazing job with your children, botox was a good choice, way to go my daughter." Instead, by giving your life for your family we all will hopefully hear, "Well done my good and faithful servant. For you gave up yourself for me. For you cared for me day in and day out through mothering my children and taking care of my son (your husband). Enter into the gates of Heaven."

So today, look deep in your heart and find out what is consuming your daily thoughts. Is it from the Lord or from the world? Whatever it is, bring your focus and energy back to the heart of of your self the best you can to gain eternal life. So as you are giving sippy cups of milk, comforting a crying baby, putting a bandaid on a scraped knee, stirring nourishment for your family at the stove, welcoming your huband with open arms after a long day, bask in the Heavenly light that shines upon you at that very moment for giving up your own life to save it.

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