"Behold, children are a heritage frm the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward." Psalm 127:3

I love bringing forth children... and this is my journey in training them for the King

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Be Proud of Your Calling!

Today I want to share a poem that I love so much, I have it framed. I like to display it where I will see it often as a reminder to have the proper perspective and right attitude daily about this role the Lord has blessed me with. It was written by Nancy Campbell. I have mentioned Nancy and her ministry before on here, but just in case someone missed that post, I'd like to say a tiny bit about her ministry again. Nancy is the founder of Above Rubies- a ministry encouraging women in their high calling as wives and mothers. She is also the editress of their absolutely FREE magazine, which always finds its way in my mailbox when I need encouragement or a reminder the most... but we know who's in charge of that timing! :)

Be Proud of Your Calling!

Dear mother in the home, beloved of the Lord,
Your power as a mother cannot be ignored,
You are the heart and the Queen of your home,
Making a haven so your children won't roam.

As you nurture and teach your children each day,
Discipline, train, and watch over their  play,
May your heart fill with joy and overflow with love
That God gave you these 'gifts' from heaven above.

Each dear child is a 'blessing' from the Lord,
No longer will you ever have time to be bored!
You have the greatest career in all of the land
As you teach your children to heed God's command.

Lift of your head; be proud of your calling,
It is work for eternity - totally enthralling!
I know that you often feel tired and worn,
But claim God's promise, His truth He has sworn.

"The joy of the Lord is your strength," God has stated
Whatever He's promised cannot be negated!
As you shine with His joy, you will be a beacon to all
That embracing God's children is His will and call.

Do not be intimidated by those who ignore God's way,
Who limit their children and leave them each day,
As you receive God's 'rewards' and at home with them stay
You will be a light to save others from going astray.

Your sweet, gentle spirit is precious in God's sight.
As you serve in your home with all of your might
You are revealing the spirit of Jesus the King
Who showed by example to serve in everything.

May God bless you and strengthen you each new morn,
May you know His faithfulness with each new dawn,
May God's presence be with you in a mighty measure
As you train your 'arrows' for God's purpose and pleasure.

I hope this poem has blessed you as much as it does me each time I read it! Be blessed today as you, once again, share the love of Jesus with your family as you serve them with a joyful heart. :)
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
-Galatians 6:9-10

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