The Argentinean Juan Carlos Ortiz is a well-known world-wide evangelist whose mother had so wanted to be in fulltime ministry during her life. Instead she raised twelve children, all of whom are in fulltime ministry and enjoyed the love of a fulltime mother to hold them accountable for their behavior, demonstrating the love of Jesus to them throughout their childhood. His mother had no idea she was already in fulltime ministry during those years; she just did her best to be their mother. The result of her ministry to her family was a dozen committed workers for the Lord!
We just never know what the net worth of our life here will be; but, if we live it as fully for the Lord as we can, we can be sure that there will be results that we have never even considered when the end of our own lifecycle comes!
In Psalm 90, Moses wrote:
10 “Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures… for they quickly pass, and we fly away. 12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. 17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”
****Have a great weekend!