Are you stuck in the monotonous?


Do you feel like what you do is insignificant?

Read Oswald Chamber’s God-inspired words from My Utmost For His Highest, March 6

“…in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,” 2 Cor. 6:4

It takes Almioghty grace to take thenext step when there is no vision and no spectator – the next step in devotion, the next step in your study, in your reading, in your kitchen; the next step in your duty, when there is no vision from God,no enthusiasm and no spectator. It takes far more of the grace of God, far more conscious drawing upon God to take that step,

than it does to preach the Gospel.

…The thing that tells in the long run for God and for men is the steady persevering work in the unseen, and the only way to keep the life uncrushed is to live looking to God.

Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the Risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to damp you…

My friends, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV

And as the Message puts it: “So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10, Message

If you are doing what God has called you to do – in your home, private life, or in public, whatever it is, if you are doing it “as unto the Lord instead of man” (Ephesians 6:10), it is a big thing. You and your work are not insignificant.

Ask God to show up in your daily-ness, to strengthen you to do what He has set before you to do, and as our dear friend, Oswald Chambers says, “Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the Risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to damp you.”

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.


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  1. Smelling Coffee says:

    Hey girls ~ I was away from my computer yesterday, but wanted to jump on here and totally agree with you!

    Working as a full time wife, mom, and homemaker is one of the highest job callings there is! It is a shame that the world doesn't view it as such, and that view has found its way even in the church. We sacrifice a lot for me to work AT home – For as long as The Lord will provide for us in such a way that I can work AT home FOR God and my family, I'll gladly do that! If He calls me to work outside of the home, my heart will still always be that of a homemaker first and foremost.

    Love to you all~

  2. That should read, what am I doing:-)

  3. I needed this reminder today as I am in a season of thinking 'what I am doing that really matters'. Thanks Jennifer!
    Kim, I so agree with you; being a homemaker is a full time job!!

  4. Great reminder, Jennifer! I needed this today…

    Blessings to you~

  5. Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} says:

    Good Friday Morning Jennifer! How are you my Sweet Friend? I love this post. I was just talking with a dear friend after bible study the other day about something similar to this…. We were sharing that "the world" doesn't look favorably upon Stay~at~home~Moms…. it tries to make us feel as though our "work" is not enough. That it's not enough to be a Child of God, Wife and Mother. And that bc of that ~ a lot of times we will try to find something else that seems more credible or rewarding. Then, our homes fall apart. But if keep our eyes on Jesus and listen to His leading, we will always be doing what we should be doing. And that we must not feel judged by others (even well meaning -or not- friends). If we do this "job" well….. there are hardly enough hours in the day! 🙂 So thanks for a great post and great reminder today my dear Friend! Now if only WE could sit and enjoy a cup of coffee together!