Monday, October 7, 2013

Direction {Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 2}

Miss this series? Start at Part One: "Assets"

How does a maiden advance the Kingdom of God?
This is quite the loaded question, is it not? My sister and I been discussing it over the past few years, each from our own respective vantage points. I tend to rationalize according to a set of ideals while she tends to rationalize according to experience—though we sometimes switch places. We've challenged each other, wrestling over real issues and poking holes in the other's theories. We've found that the discussions are most edifying and productive when we both leave off of our own fallible and untried reason and look instead to the Ultimate Standard: Scripture. 

~ Matthew 6:31-34 ~

"Therefore do not be anxious, saying,
'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
For the Gentiles seek after all these things,
and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

Whatever we do, we must seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. This focus must be the sole direction of every single one of our educational and occupational decisions. To seek anything less (e.g. comfort, security, wealth, fame, etc. in the humanist world systems) would be to bury our talents in the sand.

Next Up:
{Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 3}

Want to skip around?

Part 1: Assets
Part 2: Direction
Part 3: Fears
Part 4: Security
Part 5: Education
Part 6: Getting Started
Part 7: God Will Act + Exciting Announcement!

1 comment:

  1. What a very thought provoking series of posts. I am looking forward to part three. What a beautiful and stretching journey it is seeking and living by God's word.

    Thank you for sharing yours and your sister's walk with the Lord!