Have you ever had doubts as a Christian or wondered if it’s okay to doubt? Listen to a devotional by Pastor Kyle about dealing with doubt.
As mothers and wives, we spend our lives taking inventory. We could quite possibly do inventory for a multi-billion dollar business with all the knowledge we have acquired! Every year and several times during the year, we are restocking the proverbial shelves of our lives and homes. We each have our very own Esty store. Actually, it is more like a super Walmart. We stock everything; food, clothes, furniture, bathroom supplies, bedding, cleaning supplies, and you should check out our huge inventory on toys, not to mention, our Christmas Store. At our companies we aim to please our, ever so little and some not so little, clients.
You want it? We’ve got it!
She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes. She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. – Proverbs 31:14-22
We are constantly refilling orders every day, but who is taking a spiritual inventory?
After fourteen years serving in ministry as an assistant pastor, my husband was asked, by God, to lay down three things: his power, his position, and his paycheck, in order to follow the call of God. At first, I thought, this is easy, it’s just a test. No big deal, say yes and we’ll continue to minister just as we have for the past fourteen years. Well, that wasn’t the case. Not only did God call him to lay those things down, but required a total abandonment for His purposes. At 46 years old with no retirement, this was to say the least, very uncharted waters for us.