There are days when I struggle with the feeling of insufficiency in the area of ministry unto God. I feel as though I’m failing in my efforts to make a difference in the lives of the multitudes that need Christ, feelings of inadequacy leave me saddened in heart. Yet, God reminded me that my first and foremost ministry occurs within the walls of my home. My husband and my children are the essence of my initial and primary ministry. I am to minister to their needs as directed by God. My life matters for Him when I stand fast in my work of faith, labor of love and patience of hope as Paul referenced in I Thessalonians 1:3. For I know that my legacy of faith will remain in and through the lives of my children and grandchildren. “For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.” I Thessalonians 3:8
I am to be the strength my husband needs, the love and patience by which he faces the challenges of each day. Our home is to be a place of rest and renewal. This is a ministry to which I am called.
My life will continue on, in and through my husband and my children as they remain in Christ. So the work I do today, to establish my home as a Godly haven set apart from the world is a ministry to which God has called me. How that extends beyond the walls of my home is up to His direction and His plan, I simply follow Him knowing that I am fulfilling the ministry to which He called me. Sometimes our greatest work is done within what seems to be the small insignificant elements of life, the ones no one notices or acknowledges; but God sees our heart as we offer it unto Him and He uses our smallness to do great things.