The following are quotes, written by Sally Clarkson, Lysa Terkeurst, Scripture, and others, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May the words that these individuals wrote both challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”1 Peter 4:10-11
“Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing up their children to honor and virtue and piety.”Henry Ward Beecher, 1872
“Home is your garden of life, so to speak, and you are free to order it and plant it as you will. But all great works of life must be planned in order to make them productive, useful, and flourishing.”Sally Clarkson
“Let us believe that God is in all our simplest deeds and learn to find Him there.”A.W. Tozer
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.Romans 5: 1-5
“Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.”Lysa Terkeurst
“The routines of housework and of mothering may be seen as a kind of death, and it is appropriate that they should be, for they offer the chance, day after day, to lay down one’s life for others.
Then they are no longer routines. By being done with love and offered up to God with praise, they are thereby hallowed as the vessels of the tabernacle were hallowed-not because they were different from other vessels in quality or function, but because they were offered to God.
A mother’s part in sustaining the life of her children and making it pleasant and comfortable is no triviality. It calls for self-sacrifice and humility, but it is the route, as was the humiliation of Jesus, to glory.”Elizabeth Elliot
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”Matthew 5:16
Find More Encouragement
- For the Homemaker | Quotes to Encourage
- The Far-Reaching Rivers of Life | Oswald Chambers
- The Call of Christ | Billy Graham
- Rest for the Weary | Billy Graham
- A Prayer for Mothers | Fortitude