Go Your Way Til The End

Oh friends … tell me I am not alone today.

I struggle so much with my purpose here.  With why I do what I do all day long … elbow deep in diapers and dishwater, I am overwhelmed.

And then-I read things like this.

Daniel 12:13.

 As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.

The knowledge of, the security of where we are headed should utterly transform how we live while we are waiting.

How do we “go our way?”

Every thought, breath, word, and deed … every dirty dish, massive laundry load, floor mopping, toddler wrestling match, slow count to ten before I engage, should be tempered by the truth of the gospel.

We can rest because He labored.

We can stand because He stood on our behalf.

We are healed, made whole by His stripes.

That means grace. For yourself, for others. {Especially on days like today … categorized by my daughter as a “yelling day.” For me. Not her. Not my finest moment.}

That means boldness.

That means we have hope, we have freedom.

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom {2 Corinthians 3:12-17}.

And beloved, that means, above all, gratitude … which is, in the end, simply,  “The echo of grace reverberating through the hollows of the human heart” {John Piper, God is the Gospel}.

And oh, my gratitude abounds for these three souls and all the diapers and dirty dishes, and yes, grace that comes with the package.

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4 Responses to Go Your Way Til The End
  1. Ginger Harrington
    August 16, 2014 | 8:26 am

    “The knowledge of, the security of where we are headed should utterly transform how we live while we are waiting.”–powerful truth. I love the way you apply this truth in the midst of the frustrations and challenges of parenting, coming out on the side of grateful. Visiting you today from Blessing Counters.

  2. Marvae
    August 16, 2014 | 9:14 am

    I appreciate the authenticity! It can be challenging to see purpose in the mundane, but so often God is more there than the clever and neat places I expect Him to be!

    PS… I am the mother of a Covenant grad and a mother-in-law to a Covenant grad. Many blessings!

  3. Barbie
    August 16, 2014 | 11:55 am

    So thankful for His grace. He is faithful to the end.

  4. Kathy
    August 16, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    I am learning that it is important to embrace whatever season we are in and know God is with us through it all. I say that as an empty nester who remembers the days of little ones but I also cherish this season and all God has taught me along the way through the different phases of life lived in His grace.

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