We all want to make a difference in this world. Some are called to big, glorious acts of mercy, but many of us are called to the unseen, ordinary work of being a wife, mother, and homemaker. Our work as homemakers is of no less importance than those doing the big things. In fact, I feel it holds even greater importance for we are using our influence and power to raise up the next generation.
Perhaps the world does not applaud our efforts. We do not earn a paycheck or vacation. We work year round and are on-call 24/7. But our presence in our homes makes a difference to our husbands and children. We are the ones who make life worth living!
We are there to lend a helping hand, to mend broken hearts, and to encourage those we love. We are there to provide meals that nourish the body and spirit; to create a cozy home atmosphere; and to offer a smile and a listening ear at the end of a long day.
And it doesn't have to end with our families! We can take our love, joy, and peace out into our little corners of the world - our neighrhood, communities, and town - and be a beacon of light to others. We don't have to browbeat others with religion. I don't like that tactic myself and I'm sure there are many who do not appreciate that route. We just need to go about our lives quietly and with thanksgiving.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ Ephesians 5:18-20
Instead we need to be Jesus' hands and feet. We need to speak words of encouragement to the cashier whose having a rough day or offer a smile to the little old lady with a sour expression. We may never know that we made a difference in someone else's life. Are we doing these things for the glory of man or for God?
And anyone who gives one of my most humble followers a cup of cool water, just because that person is my follower, will surely be rewarded. ~ Matthew 10:42