A Holy Calling

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Col 3:17

What do you say when you enter your kitchen each day? We women tend to do a lot of work in that room. But do we look at it as sacred?

Sixteen-year-old Trish, one of six children, went on a summer missionary trip to Mexico. She worked hard all summer, helping to build a church during the day and teaching the little children in vacation Bible school at night. She was introduced to a different culture and experienced a true spiritual awakening. When Trish arrived home, she found her mother busily working in the kitchen. The daughter quickly began to relate to her mother her summer experiences. Then Trish asked,”Don’t you wish you could have been working for the Lord all summer like I did?” Her mother replied, “But Trish, I’ve been working for the Lord all summer too.”

Trish’s mother was wise enough to know that you don’t have to be a clergyman to be in full-time Christian work. In fact I don’t know of any calling that is more full-time  or more Christian than the calling of being a mother.

Prayer:  Lord, help me remember that every calling-even housework-is a holy calling if  I’m doing it for the Lord.


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