Working Hard


Devotion:  Ecclesiastes 9:10a

I love watching my children raise my five, soon to be six grandchildren.  Both my sons and daughter in laws are training their children to be responsible.

My grandson Eli came over to help with yard work.  We have a gazillion trees in our front yard.  He worked for a solid hour helping pick up sticks and what we used to call “sweet gum balls.”  It’s those brown, round spiky little things that plunge to the ground in the Fall.

We came inside for lunch and to put Ian; Eli’s two year old brother, down for a nap.  Then we headed outside and worked for another thirty to forty five minutes.  Did I mention Eli is three? Most three year olds can’t stick with an activity more than fifteen to twenty minutes.  He will be four on April 1st.

Eli is a part of a fund raising project in his church.  Freedom House is working hard to pay off a  building debt for their growing church. I love how they include their youngest members in this endeavor. They also pick kids from the youngest to the oldest; to share testimonies of godly attributes like truth telling, The leadership of FH incorporates their members in all areas of service.

Hard work comes from God.  We must do all He’s given our hands to do.  It was so dear; to watch my little tow headed grandson, working hard to earn money to put in his “liberty box.” This body of believers comes alongside parents to “train up their children in the way they should go.” Working hard for the Kingdom of Christ always pays great dividends!

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, I pray that I will do all of my work as unto You.  I want to glorify and honor You with all my  hands find to do. Thank You for teaching me and training me in righteousness. In Jesus Name.  Amen!





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