Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Word FILLED Wednesday: Obedient Servant...

It is hard, perhaps especially for a mother of small children, not to feel squashed and put upon in the role of motherhood. It's all about being a SERVANT. Of course, I KNOW that there is nothing better in God's sight...

Matthew 20:25-28, "Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Some days...amid the laundry, and the needy whiners, and the million "hold you mommies"...sometimes it helps to think of this verse above. It helps me remember why I'm doing what I'm doing. It helps me remember who is OVER me...and yet comforts me.

Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,"

2 Cor. 1:3-4, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."


Obedience, in action and attitude...it's so instructive...and so hard. I think maybe Oswald Chambers expressed it best...

"There is only one golden rule for spiritual discernment, and that is obedience. We learn more by five minutes' obedience than by ten years' study."

13 comments:

kara with a k said...

I love that Oswald Chambers quote, very good stuff. And just what I need to read on a year that is marked by obedience for me. Thanks!

Karen said...

Very good reminders...great visual with this scripture....

life's journey said...

This is inspiring...Mine is up...

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Gorgeous blog and the retro image! Fantastic...God Bless you!

e-Mom said...

The interesting thing about servanthood is this: when we serve, we demonstrate true leadership. Whether it's with our children or other women, service actually preceeds honor. It's quite hard... so often we behave like "sheeple." We want to follow and be served, not take the lead and serve.

God bless you as you take up the mantle of servanthood today. Your children will grow up and call you "blessed!"

((Hugs))

lori said...

oh yes, yes, yes...this is exactly the reminder that I for one need...It's in serving that I'm doing the Lord's work...What a perfect verse...I'm printing this one off!

Happy New Year!!
peace,
lori

crittyjoy said...

I love the images you use. I always look forward to seeing your Wednesday posts :)

And it goes so well with the Word you used!

ellen b. said...

Hello Bobbi! I think I've said before that mothers really are thrown into a quick classroom of learning to be Christ like. The servanthood and the suffering that children can bring to us makes it a little easier to identify with Christ's sufferings...

shopannies said...

I love the Collosians verse as I try to keep it in mind all the mind

Cathy said...

I love your picture and verses. Something for us to think about ~

Barbara H. said...

Very good reminders. I have "By love serve one another" (Galatians 5:13b) on a plaque in my kitchen, but it is so easy to overlook both the plaque and the truth of it on an everyday basis.

Jean Stockdale said...

Congrats on your award. Critty Joy is one of my favorite bloggers. I loved your WFW post. Great insight about mothering.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note on my WFW. That is my husband and our oldest grandson-who is 2.5 years old and the apple of our eye!! God is so good to allow us to see both our grown sons building their own household of faith. Praise God.

I will begin teaching a Bible study on the book of 2 Timothy on how to hand down your faith to your children. It is entitled "Run Well. Finish Strong." We are hosting it as an online study beginning Jan. 21. It is 10 weeks long. The online study gives you access to the 45 minutes DVDs, the study notes, and interaction with other moms. Details will be on my blog. Please join us if you are able to and help us spread the word!! Thanks.

Kaye Swain said...

Great reminder for The Sandwich Generation of senior home caregivers and grandparents, as well. :)