- Through work we meet our family’s needs.
- Through work we love God.
What my work entails: Sharing Biblical truths about money management.
What I enjoy about my work: It helps people realize their responsibility to be good managers of God’s blessings and, in many cases, helps free people from the bondage of debt.
CHARITY, Household Manager
How I see myself serving the Lord in my work: My husband and I have the goal to reach as many for the Gospel as we can in our lifetime and to raise children who are able to reach more with the Gospel than we ever could. I believe that my time is spent raising up the next generation of leaders that our society needs. It starts in my home with my family. Then as the Lord allows others to come through our home I believe it will spread. I am praying for the Lord to turn our nation back to him and I am asking him to use my home in the process.
(Charity has such good insight. You can read more from her over at her own blog: VANDERHOOF HOUSE.)
What I enjoy about my work: The time I am able to spend with my husband and children.
How I see myself serving the Lord in my work: I am serving the Lord by training up my children to know and serve Him. I also try to serve others and be an encouragement on their journey.
(I agree, Amy and Carie! Being a homemaker myself, it is very rewarding serving my family while, at the same time, teaching and training our children to serve the Lord. By the way, Carie also blogs over at LIVING LOVING & LEARNING WITH THE LORD.)
What I enjoy about my work: Feeling that I'm serving God by having a peaceful home for my family. Less mess, less stress. I've always thought our home should be a refuge. No matter what happens "out there" we feel safe, loved, and accepted at home. My children still feel that even though they haven't lived here for over 10 years.
How I see myself serving the Lord in my work: By helping my husband - healthy meals and no stress when he comes home from work are 2 ways I help. Also, having a company-ready home, unplanned visits are not a problem. I am always ready with a cup of tea, an open ear, and a loving heart.
MIKE PHILLIPS, Retired
What my work entails: Holding down the Couch to keep it from Flying away. (Funny, Mike!)
What I enjoy about my work: Doesn't demand a lot of thinking or effort.
How I see myself serving the Lord in my work: Well, when I can get off the couch, it leaves a whole lot of time to spend telling others about Gods Great Plan.
ADELE, Currently Unemployed
What my work entails: Looking for work. (Ha ha. Yep.)
What I enjoy about my work: Right now, enjoying the time God is giving me to be with my kids while I wait on His timing for the perfect job for me.
How I see myself serving the Lord in my work: Since I am primarily being a homemaker, I am serving God by being the best mother to my kids and being a better wife to my husband.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.(NAS)