Cherish Your Calling! Encouragement for a mid-semester Tuesday.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6)

Cherish Your Calling

You have a critically important job! The opportunity to teach your children to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and might is arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT job in this world, for you are training future leaders and world changers. You are shepherding hearts. You are educating a generation of believers that will almost certainly have to be well-grounded in their faith in order to stand. There is no one else in this world that can reach the hearts of your children in the same way you can, for God chose YOU to be their mama.

What an amazing truth!

Do you ever get weary in what you do? Me, too! I think that Satan knows that if he can turn our eyes onto ourselves and make us focus on how weary we actually are that he can render us less effective in our mission. Why do you think he would care so much about our little family that he would even mess with us? It is because he knows that for every child who grows up loving and desiring to serve God wholeheartedly, his job in the future becomes even harder. Satan is not pleased at all with the discipleship you are doing day in and day out. (And, being the rascal that I am, knowing that I am making the old deceiver angry makes me very happy!)

My encouragement for you today is simple. Cherish your task! Thank God for the great calling He has given you. Focus today on those young hearts that you get to shepherd and see how the weariness that you have felt can fade to excitement in the mission of teaching your children diligently!!