Continue On: Encouragement for Mothers

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As I was looking through some older scrapbook pages (yes, I’ve been through many hairstyles and no, these pages aren’t that great) I came across this writing that touched me many years ago. I was in the middle of the frantic years of raising wounded kids and homeschooling and cooking and cleaning and teaching and ministering and doing. Years with little notice from the world or the family I was raising.

Now I see the active years in raising my children are coming to a foreseeable end. Not yet, but in a few short years. I know personally how fast these years go by. They were a blur yet they were the foundation for the children now serving God in their own homes. How I wish I had someone who could have gently reminded me that those years are irreplaceable. To tell me the seeds I was planting would indeed grow and flourish, not without storms and struggles, but with relationships that pointed to God.

I hope this piece encourages someone that what you are doing is vital. Life changing. Even at times, heroic. Your life and work does not go unnoticed by God.

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life. She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.
She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.
At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. “Is it worth it?” she often wondered. “Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?”
It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.
“You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.  But I notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration. But I am your reward.
Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love. Your children are precious to me. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me.
You may never be in the public spotlight, But your obedience shines as a bright light before me. Continue on. Remember you are my servant. Do all to please me.”
Roy Lessin

Linking with: Hip Homeschool Moms, Cornerstone Confessions


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  1. Marty!!!!!—tears tears tears!!!!–You are amazing I know I always say that but seriously girlfriend this spoke to me in so many ways –Thank you!!!!!!!–Thank you thank you for this post you are amazing!!!! I love this post and I am going to print it out–so crazy—- I had my teeth cleaned today and me and the dentist were talking about our children I was telling her about my sweet boys and it being a “calling” because I know it is not my strength that gets me through –We are back from the beach and my sweet boys are crazy trying to settle in My caleb cried for an hour tonight asking me to homeschool him–this about broke my heart as I held him and asked him –did something happen at school –he said no he just wants to be home I think he is more than ready for the end of the year –me too babe me too–tears Marty tears

    God is truly in the details and I believe when he wants me to hear something from him he seems to tell me over and over through other people, sermons, his word, blogs this boggles my mind everytime that he can find me and that I know he is speaking to me —the word “calling” has come up quite a bit lately and rising above my circumstances and looking toward HIM –his love is in the details of life and it is a love I have never known before he is soooo good to me Marty sooo good —

    I am so sorry I did not mean to write all about me–just excited you posted this and amazed at the way God works 🙂

    ps–girlfriend you go!!!!–LOOOOOVE LOOOOVE your gallery wall!!!!—LOOOOOOVE!!!!! seriously Martha Stewart has nothing on you !!! You are amazing!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Wow, what an incredible post…I will need to write this one down.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Marty –one more thing–Have you ever read this blog –– the first day i read her blog I could not put it down and I have little ones to take of! 🙂 –Jesus’s love pours off the pages and you are forever changed and blessed –if you have not read it you have to go read it –it will bless your socks off 🙂

  4. Very beautiful. I often forget this as I grumble about the laundry. Thanks for the reminder and helping me focus on the end goal; pleasing my heavenly Father. Stopping by from the Back to school link up. Hope to see you at True Aim.

    • Thank you for the encouragement. We all have things we struggle about. Daily things. Routines. Chores. Messy houses. Surly kids. But we can return it all as a gift to the Father. And He still loves us.

  5. P.S. I am a new follower!

  6. I am so glad this gives you courage. I am in a different season of my life and I want to encourage other moms to stay the course in loving and educating and raising up children to know God. I hope you will take time to look around my blog because I share many of my hopes and dreams and struggles and failures very transparently, with the goal to always be pointing to God.

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