Feb 8, 2014

the measure

i've been waiting for her book, since she mentioned the thesis in a philadelphia restaurant last spring.

she wanted to share the biblical perspective on women's work, that it's not defined by location or geography. it's not defined by diapers or conference calls.

thank you, friend, for writing this.



"as Christians, we are to be grounded in this identity (...a follower of Christ...) even as we add other roles and ways to express that identity in relationship to others. we might have an interesting job for a season. we might be married for a season. we might have children at home for a season.  

but those things can be taken away from us or never given to us at all. they are gifts for this life only.

Jesus has promised that if we choose to sit at his feet, we have made the best choice of all. we will inherit the better portion, that which will never be taken away; a relationship with God, his word and the promise of eternal rewards and life with him in heaven. in one simple sentence, Jesus shifts our earthbound perspective and takes us high above our daily lives to see the importance of being His disciple."

-larissa

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless we sit at His feet, we can never fulfill those additional roles of wife, mother, etc. as we ought. We are first and mainly daughters of the King. Christ is what we need every moment of every day.

Anonymous said...

"Jesus shifts our earthbound perspective and takes us high above our daily lives to see the importance of being His disciple." Amen..

Mr V said...

Its amazing to be reminded that what matters is being a follower if Jesus. Having all this roles(husband, wife, teacher) are just for this life and their purpose it to make us more like Christ, as we glorify God in those things. But most importantly being a follower of Christ is of most importance.

Wendy Chan said...

Thanks once again for your sharing and its a reminder to myself and Laurent. God can bless, God can take them away too. Indeed its all gift from God. God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him alone.

Wendy Chan said...

God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him and He alone. Thanks Larissa and Ian for your sharing. Indeed God can bless, He can take them away too.

Anonymous said...

A-men!
-LeslieDawn☼