As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wasted Labor

On this Labor Day, I am pondering these thoughts...

"People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives ... and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted."

~ Nate Saint, missionary pilot who (along with Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming) was killed in 1956 by the Waorani tribesmen they were trying to reach with the Gospel

For what are you laboring? On what are you expending your life?

Is any task too small if it is the Lord's work? If Jesus said that we would receive a reward even for giving a cup of cold water in His name (Matthew 10:42) ?

The fact is we are all "expending our lives" for something. Will we have something of eternal significance to show for it?

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"And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Galatians 6:9


  1. Sobering and heart pondering words, Cheryl. "If we faint not ... "

  2. God will continue to bless your surrendered life.


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