Motivational Monday. I think we can all use a little motivation come Monday morning with each new school week. For this reason I have started posting quotes on my Facebook page (Home Study From The Grateful Heart). I look to choose inspirational quotes that we can reflect on throughout the week. Quotes that may also reflect thankfulness, as everyday is a blessing.
We are so blessed to be able to teach our children and explore the world through their eyes. We get to see them firsthand express their passions. We can help lead them down the path to follow those passions and dreams. However, we can sometimes forget how amazing and beautiful this journey truly is as we can sometimes get caught up in the monotony of routine. But life is a beautiful, amazing gift. Who better to share it with than those whom we love the most.
From time to time I pull inspiration from Katie Davis Majors. If you are not familiar with this passionate, loving woman, please check out her first book, Kisses from Katie. Katie at the young age of 18 went on a missionary trip to Uganda, where she found her calling. She soon made arrangements to leave behind her comfortable life in Tennessee, to move to Uganda. She has made her home there, where she lives out her passion to serve Jesus. Katie is founder of Amazima, a ministry for hundreds of Ugandan children. Furthermore, Katie nurses the sick, and opens her home to everyone God sends her way. Her love is contagious and she is true inspiration.
I have just recently read Katie Davis Majors second book, Daring to Hope. Here Katie is in a different time in her life. A mother to 13 daughters that she has so lovingly adopted; she has fully invested herself in her family and the people of Uganda. She even manages to homeschool her younger daughters while still carrying out her ministry. Now she searches to discover joy out of sorrow and joy out of the ordinary. Katie’s discovery of God’s love in the most unexpected places is uplifting. It challenges us to find Him in our everydayness.
Today’s Motivational Monday’s quote comes from Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors:
“(God) is glorified when we help our child with her hundredth math problem even though we have already explained repeatedly the steps to a solution.”
These words jumped off the page for me! How many times have I felt frustrated over teaching the same process over and over. To feel like my child should not need to hear the explanation again. And yet in my doing so, in my reteaching the process once more, I am glorifying God.
Katie goes on to say:
“When I invite Him into my tiny, ordinary, even the mundane moments become extraordinary. Small acts of love become whispers of His glory in the midst of our everydayness.”
With God in our lives every moment counts. By inviting God in we grow closer to Him as well as to those we show love. God’s love shines through our actions, no matter how mundane.
Have a great week!