And she posted a comment made by Martin Luther:
“What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.”
I am struck by the last phrase. God isn’t pleased with my good homemaking and mothering because He wants good wives and mothers; He’s pleased because it’s what He’s asked me to do, and I’m obeying in faith each moment I put forth my best effort.
I am reminded — again, for the millionth time — that God measures the worth of a life’s work so differently than I. He loves obedience and whole hearts. That’s all.