Sandy Willoughby


"For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? But I am among you as He that serveth." Luke 22:26


These words spoken by Christ Jesus Himself clearly reveal His serving spirit. He Who is King of all Kings and worthy since before birth to be served in every way. it is HE "that serveth". He who is the greatest saying that even though it is the ones being served considered greater. He Himself serves them.


This should show us that we are called to serve others as better than ourselves. There are many ways of serving others but we are going to focus for now on serving in and of our homes.


"These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 'Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:1-3


We were born to glorify the Lord. Each and every plan and purpose set out before us comes from this great truth. Our lives should glorify God. Does this include our homes? Our home life? Our homemaking, home keeping, home care, and home anything else? Yes. This would fall in with the "everything" mentioned in the line above.


For today, may we look at the work and play in our homes under His beautiful light. We can do all things through Him and no "thing" is too small or too large for Him. When we work from His love... we will glorify Him. Let us ask of every thought, every spoken word, and every action taken... will this ---at this moment --- bring glory to my Lord? Go forth according to the answer He gives within. If the answer is no abandon it immediately and seek until you find something that will. If the answer is yes... proceed and praise Him!


Sometimes we look at the work of our hands in our homes as earthly toil and tribulation but perhaps we should see the truth...We should see that we are not serving the world in this work and of this service but God. As we are serving our husbands in Godly reverence and love, teaching and training our children in righteousness, preparing meals, making beds, taking care of clutter, washing dishes, doing laundry, sweeping, showing hospitality to others, and more... may we do so by His grace and under His direction fully aware that each of these things and more can glorify HIM if we put HIM first. If we seek HIM from start to finish, from beginning to end, in failure and in success.


May the homes all glorifying God this day shine as bright as stars and send out a fragrance more lovely than we ever have!


"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." II Corinthians 5:1


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