Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Continue On by Roy Lessin

I have just finished reading the book A Love That Mulitplies by Michelle &Jim Bob Duggar.
We (Emily and I mostly) love watching their show. It is a blessing to us to see a family (on tv)
with many of the same values and standards that we practice as a family. And for a young lady
who is trying to love God with all her heart, obey and honor her parents by living by the
standards and convictions they laid out for her, and be DIFFERENT in a world where it
seems everyone (even in the Christian realm) are all the same-- it is a blessing to be able
to see that there others who are aren't caving in to the pressure of the day.Anyway,
I digress... this is not the point of the post. :)

While reading their book (which I LOVED by the way), I ran across a poem that was such
a blessing and just thought I would share. Many times as wives and mothers, we feel inadequate
or like, somehow, we are just not making a difference. Whether we are stay-at-home wives with
children, stay-at-home wives (without children)(I have been both), or working wives and/or
mothers. Either way, it seems we are always second guessing ourselves or questioning our
value. I am convinced that this is just another tactic Satan uses to get us all bogged down
worrying over insignificant matters that keep us from doing our best and being content in the
place He has us. So, here is a copy of the poem. It was a blessing to me. I hope it will be to
you as well.

"CONTINUE ON" a poem by Roy Lessin

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.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Great poem and good reminder. I will share this post!