Friday, November 6, 2009

SMALL MATTERS OF MOTHERHOOD ARE LARGE IN THE EYES OF GOD

Gospel Reading today Luke 16:1-10
"Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in small ones. And whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large one." Luke 16:10

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. Mother Teresa

Wow, some powerful words from Mother Teresa. As mothers, our actions and day to day activity is belittled in the world's eyes. We are told we don't "use our brains" if we are JUST at home with our children. We are told we "lose ourselves" if we are at home with our children....and the lies continue for mothers in today's society. Just meditate on the scripture today and the quotes from Mother Teresa and you will see that our works in the home and for our family accomplish nothing but greatness. Our brains are developing a wisdom from God that maybe no one else on earth may receive other than mothers who are doing the day in and day out tasks of devoting their lives to their families. We are heavenly servants on earth doing the will of God by the little acts throughout the day of loving and caring for His flock. I know I have said this before...little acts of Motherhood develop into a beautiful tapestry for God. We will be able to see the finished work of God once we leave this earth and enter into Eternal Life. It will be those little acts that will guarantee us those words we all long to hear...."well done, my good and faithful servant." Keep on keeping on with the small matters of motherhood and be assured they are large matters in the eyes of God!

Blessings to you this Friday! Have a fantastic weekend!

2 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

This is the first time I've read your blog, my sister in law sent it to me for some encouragement! It's beautiful and I just had to say THANK YOU for doing this and for being a voice of truth and encouragement in a world (and a life) that is tough to stay encouraged when you're a SAHM. I'm a SAHM for my 3 yr old son, my 1 yr old baby girl and am 7 mo pregnant with my third. I'm exhausted (of course) but it's so worth it! I will truly appreciate this encouragement for the months to come. God bless you!

Kim Venneman Cooper said...

Oh, Lisa Marie, you are the exact reason why I write every morning. Thank you for being Christ for me this morning to encourage and reassure me that I am working for Him through writing these words that are Holy Spirit driven.I am so glad Heaven's voice is being heard to SAHM's who are desperate for encourement in such a harsh world. From the depths of my heart, I know exactly where you are in your life right now. You are so tired...and you are just trying to survive each and every day. Being pregant and chasing around toddlers, I believe, is one of the hardest things in life. You are laying down your life for your family and God will bless you more than you can imagine. Offer up your sufferings of being pregnant while caring for your little ones as a prayer. FOr what you are going through until your baby's birth is a form of suffering. Jesus is so proud of you and you are holy.

Thank you for your kind words. Hang in there and know you are not alone in this great task of motherhood.
In Christ,
Kim