Saturday, July 26, 2014

slow down, Mrs. Missionary

As a missionary wife, on the field, we are tempted and sometimes pressured to participate in every ministry possible.  Working in the church has many, many opportunities for service.  Children's Sunday School and clubs, ladies meetings and Bible studies, choir, etc.  Each is wonderful and good, but let us not overlook our own personal ministry.
The little ones that God gave you are gathered around your legs now but sooner than you think they will be gone.  Off to their own adventures.  There will always be many ministry opportunities in the church, but you only have one family.

Deuteronomy 6:7 "And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou list down, and when thou risest up."

Don't be so busy and tired with helping others that you do not sit, laugh, joke, and play with your children.  The most important lessons of their life can be learned and should be learned at your knee.


Lou Ann Keiser said...

That picture is fabulous! I love the layers of colors, textures, and of course, the beautiful children. Your blogs are always uplifting.

Rachel said...

Very true and thank you for the reminder.
I absolutely love the picture! The colors, background, and clothes are such a shabby, chic look.
Your children are so photogenic.

Thanks for posts that always encourage me to be a better mom.

Artsy VaVa said...

Wonderful message!

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