Abound in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). The Greek word in this Scripture is the verb, perisseuo and means “more and more, to excel, to exceed, to go beyond that which is necessary, superabundant in quantity and superior in quality.” It is “over and above” (John 6:13). Yes, we get this phrase from God’s Word. And “enough and to spare” (Luke 15:17). We get this saying from God’s Word too! Read further examples in 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 15:10; 11:23).
The work God has given you to do is the work of mothering. Are you doing it with an abounding attitude? That might be a hard statement for you when you are just grinding through each day. Dear mother, that’s what it’s like when you try and do it on your own strength. Move into the next gear. Yield to the life of Christ in you. His life is an abundant life.
What about your marriage? “I’ve got a good marriage,” you reply. Don’t settle for just a good marriage. Whatever you are doing now to make it good, do it more. Aim for an abounding marriage. That is what God intends for you. Never settle for sameness. Never stay in the rut. There is always more. Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth MORE AND MORE unto the perfect day.”
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