I am really excited to share this blog post with my readers this month! I actually wrote this piece for Home Educators Association of Virginia last month, but am just now getting around to linking to it here at Blessings, Bliss, and Bedlam. I hope you can find some encouragement when reading it. I know it is something that even I need to be more mindful of, too.
“I have come to understand more and more that serving God is mainly about one’s attitude and focus, whether it is to serve Him as a mother, a doctor, a scientist, or a waitress. I think many times people believe that in order to serve God, you must be on the mission field or in full-time vocational Christian work. While God does call some people to become pastors or to serve on the mission field overseas, that is not where it stops. Elisabeth Eliot said, “There is no such thing as Christian work. That is, there is no work in the world which is, in and of itself, Christian.” What you do with your work is entirely up to you. You can be a grocery store cashier for yourself, simply “getting by” each day to get your next paycheck, or you can be a grocery store cashier for the Lord and smile at each costumer who comes through your line. There is undeniable power in a smile—a real, authentic smile that projects joy to the world around you.”
Head over to the HEAV blog to read the whole blog post, Be Faithful in All Things!
Let me know what you think. What ways do you stay faithful to serving the Lord, even in the small things?