What is the ‘holy work’ that you were created for?
When my six year old daughter exclaimed recently “Mumma you were created to run your book clubs!”, I felt a deep sense of peace and joy flutter within my soul.
First and foremost we are created to worship the Lord, and be in relationship with Him. But we are also given ‘holy work’ (as Ruth Chou Simons calls it), work which is ordained by God for our good and His glory.
As a homeschooling mum, my main focus is and will remain to be, discipling my children. Four sweet little hearts to hold in my heart and diligently teach, train and correct in the ways of the Lord.
As christian women, we also have the responsibility of mentoring one another, and encouraging each other in the faith.
“These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.” Titus 2:4-5
When the little seed of a Book Club dream was planted in my heart, I wondered why me? I didn’t feel like I had anything to offer other women. But God knew better. And just like my sweet little Evelyn proclaiming I was created to lead a Book Club – the Lord ordained this as a part of my ‘holy work’ before I’d even turned a page of the first book we were to read as a group.
The Lord has blessed me with the responsibility of lovingly leading a group of women, and in His wisdom has led me to pursue Blossoming through Books – a way to further reach women and continue to share the gospel through beautiful books and Christ-centered fellowship.
Sometimes our ‘holy work’ may seem too hard, but we must remember it’s not about us – it’s about Jesus and showing Him to others. I can rejoice knowing that it’s less of me and more of Him which will allow this to thrive. It frees me from my self-reliance and allows me to faithfully pursue this ‘holy work’ without fear. I can rest in the truth that I was created to love, mentor, support and encourage women through bookclubs; most importantly in the presence of Christ who makes all things possible