Marsha Mayfield Lockett
At the beginning of the year, I asked the Lord to please let me live this year
with a purpose. He reminds us that one of our most significant purposes is co-parenting with Him. That journey can be a hair on fire roller coaster ride and then other days….. it can be as slow as watching paint dry.
Everything we do matters to God. In every detail of our lives, we can either ignore
God or glorify Him. Our lives can be all consuming with kids, husbands,
work, church, kids, carpool, doctors appointments, deadlines, kids and
household obligations. It’s easy to just skip through the motions of life
and then feel stuck in the repetitiveness of our daily to-do lists.
Even King David was stuck in the daily grind. He grew up as a shepherd sitting
alone on a hillside watching sheep….day in, day out. BOR-ING!! It
was necessary for him to stay focused on the sheep and he didn’t dare let his
mind wander. David did the mundane day to day things but look how God
used him mightily!
I love this quote from Oswald Chambers: “No man (or woman!) is born naturally or
supernaturally with character. He has to make character. There are
times when there is no illumination and no thrill, just the daily common
task. Do not expect God to always give you His thrilling minutes, but
learn to live in the domain of drudgery. We have to be exceptional in the
Intentionally interweaving our desire to glorify and serve God into every detail of our lives
will add purpose and significance to each day, each conversation, each task and
each thought. Rather than waking up with the intention of just getting
through the day, my desire is to say, “Lord, show me today what my purpose will
be and please may it be of eternal significance.”
your purposeful day!
(White Table-Mentor Mom)