When I was growing up we would have never have used the phrase “I am bored” I don ‘t know at what point I became aware of it but we just knew that if we were to say that or any variation of it, we would promptly be put to work. We were taught to work around our home and offer help to others.We are neither bitter nor resentful of being taught a good work ethic.
The purpose in our work is to serve and love our closest neighbors, especially, as unto the Lord. Caring for our husband and children, in service to our God. We as followers of Christ, can daily redeem our time and give glory to God in our work. Thankful for our abilities, health and for our work.
Christ’s glory is in His cross, and our salvation is found there. We in our service to Christ, in our labor of love for our families, in this we glorify God through our work (Luke 9:23–26; 2 Cor. 4:1–7).
Work is a sacrifice for others. To put others before ourselves, to help carry a load, a burden. When we work with joy and gratitude to Him who gives us strength, we model for our children that work is good. That work is necessary and of great value.
Smart phones, computers, and screens of all kinds, do so much in the way of hindering work in our current world. And in our homes. I have saw children get angered and scream at their parents when taken away from these devices, to engage in chores.
Oh dear, that is a shame. Your children only are doing what you permit them to do. They need to be taught to work with their hands and the satisfaction and pride in work, that can bring.Teaching your children to be productive in their work helps them to build for the future, in taking care of their homes. Either as the head of the household or the keeper of the home.
Things to think about:
- Mom are you dedicating your work to the Lord?
- Are your children seeing joy in your work that they may imitate?
- Are you encourage your children on a job well done?
- Are you thanking God for the work He is set before you each day, to accomplish to his glory?
I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.~ Eccl. 3:12-13
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10–11)
“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures.”Elisabeth Elliot