Monday, May 9, 2011

On the Coming of the Kingdom

Let us fight as if it all depended upon us, but let us look up and know that all depends upon him.
-C.H. Spurgeon

“Fight the Lord’s battles.
             1 Samuel 18:17
As ladies we fight primarily for the kingdom that lies inside the walls of our sacred homes.  We battle reappearing stacks, attitudes and worldviews, may we ever reach out loving not only our own well, but those who are lost in the halls of the forgotten and lonely. 
This is one of the greatest lessons my mom ever taught us...shoveling tender for our neighbor's coal stove, washing a sick friend's dishes that had stacked up, mowing lawns, delivering freshly frosted cookies and staying for the visit that held the weight of those cookies in gold... and so many other "trivial" things. 
She would say, "This is the kingdom, this is what we do."
So- as I sighed at the stacked dishes in my sink tonight, I wondered, prayed, and trusted God once again, that the lessons my mom passed to me and my siblings, that I've passed them on faithfully to my almost grown, young lady. 
If this next 17 years goes as quickly as the first, I guess I don't have long to wait to see her marry, mother her children, love others and fighting for the Lord in her calling of His Coming Kingdom.

1 comment:

Janine said...

Your post as always spoke straight to my heart today. Your daughter is so blessed to have you as a mom. Clearly what your mother sowed faithfully into your lie has borne the most beautiful fruit and you will see it in your daughter too.