Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Where do we labor?

August 25, 2011

Philippians 4:3 yes, I as you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel…

It’s hard as women, wives and mothers to know how to balance our lives. It’s hard to divide up the 24 hours we are given each day, and to do it in the way that God would desire us to is sometimes even harder. Sometimes we want to be heavily involved in projects at church but God tells us that our time needs to be spent at home so we have to say no. Even knowing that will be no one else to come forward to do the task you are qualified for, you still have to say no. On the flip side, you might look at your life and think I can’t handle one more thing, yet, God will demand you accept a position or task at church. So you do. In this verse it specifically that there were women who labored side by side with Paul. Whatever their duties at home might have been they at least had time to work for the gospel. I think that it is easy to use our busyness at home as an excuse to avoid working in the church, but we cannot do that. There will be times when God will keep us from working; however, I think that there will be even more times that He will want us to work. The church is who He sent His Son to die for; it is the means that we show the world who He is, so it is very important. And it requires us to work at it; even when we would rather be doing something else.

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