As most of you know, my son-in-law will be losing his job in September. He has been applying, sending out resumes, and has had a few interviews this week, Praise the Lord!! We are all believing for him to be diligent in seeking the Lord for what He wants in this situation. Anyway, while reading this morning, for some reason I was thinking about a Letter Of Recommendation. He has worked for the same company for 8 years and I don’t know if they do those letters or not, but it sure got me thinking...
If we had a Letter of Recommendation from the only One who matters, what would it say? Would we want anyone to see it? Would we be proud of all it said or would there be parts we wouldn’t want anyone to see? I know I try hard to live the life Christ wants me to live, but I also know sometimes I fail miserably. Do I do everything with excellence? Do I try my hardest, do I do the best I can? Does it matter if I am doing something as menial as cleaning the toilet or as huge as teaching my kids to love Jesus, shouldn’t I do it all to the best of my ability?
So I remind myself, or He reminds me, of Proverbs 31, our perfect example of what we are to do as moms and wives and how we are to do it, with EXCELLENCE!! All of it!! Not just the part we enjoy, or the part we feel we are good at, even the hard parts, even the parts that take us completely out of our comfort zone. Would my letter of recommendation look anything like that? I know we all have strengths and weaknesses, I know there are parts of my letter that would look a lot like that woman, but I am also just as sure there are parts that would be lacking.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 say, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it will all your might...”
1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”
In those verses, the words “whatever your hand finds to do” and “whatever you do” both point to the importance of doing our very best in everything we do!!
Thank you Jesus for being so gentle with me, for showing me areas in my life that are lacking and helping me work on them. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, lacks and all. Help me keep Your ways and Your will first. Help me to get me out of the way so I can always see You more clearly.
Counting it all Joy!!