This blog will attempt to record stories and lessons learned in the season of life that I am in, which right now, is being a wife to one great husband and a mother to four small children. And this verse sums that up well for me:
And let us not grow weary from doing good for in due season we will reap if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
I guess you could say that this is my "life verse." I did not set out on a quest to find my favorite verse in the Bible, but I constantly find that this verse is going through my head. It is espesially resonating when there is a tune to go with it! My kids have Steve Green's Hide'em in your heart Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 CDs (which I highly recommend) and Galatians 6:9 is one of the songs. These CDs are especially helpful when you want to correct your children with a Bible verse. I can now sing it to them instead of the lecture voice that I usually have to take on :) "Do-oo everything without complaining, do-oo everthing without arguing..." Sing with me kids!! For some reason they don't join in too eagerly on that one. But I digress.
"In due season" seems to accurately describe the last eight years for me. They have been pretty much consumed with child-rearing. But more than that, this verse is such an encouragement for me. With four children eight and under- I AM WEARY!! BUT... I have been greatly blessed with a godly husband and four wonderful kids. The Lord has chosen me for this man and for these children and for Himself to do His work here in my home. My mission field is wide open with these four little souls, but some days it seems as though my words and actions are falling on deaf ears- that's when I am tempted to grow weary. So, this verse serves as a gentle reminder to me-do not loose heart, if you are doing good, in due season you will reap. There are days when I see tiny glimpses of the harvest. Whether it's in a baby's first smile or hearing your child say a prayer. Then I remember why I do what I do. Yes, there are dirty dishes in the sink, three baskets of unfolded laundry, and it took me ALL day just to write this post, (which I'm now typing with one hand while feeding a baby in the other), but that's ok- in due season we shall reap. Sing with me now!!