As I was trying to think of what to call my blog, I confess it was a little overwhelming. There are so many great options out there, and I wanted something that truly encompassed what I was going to write about. I also wanted to have the freedom to write about more than just one topic. I thought to myself, “What has the Lord called you to do? What is your calling in all areas of life and how can this blog be a reflection of that?”
One scripture in particular that has stuck with me for several years is Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. This verse reminds me that my life is not my own. Christ died to save me from my sin, and now it is He who lives in me. The focus of my life is not supposed to be on me; my purpose is to glorify God share the gospel.
I believe that the two most important jobs that God has entrusted me with are loving and investing in my own family and ministering to others God places in my life. After a lot of thought (and some pretty funny name suggestions) I finally landed on ‘Mommin’ and Ministry’.
“Mommin'” has become a kind of popular word to describe life as a mom. You might have seen funny t-shirts and things that say phrases like, “Mommin’ ain’t easy” or something like that. When I think about what “Mommin'” means to me, I think that it reflects my duties to my family. It encompasses my role in our family as a wife and mother and the ways in which I love my husband and our daughter (and any future children that we have). As someone who has only been a wife for five years and a mom for two, I am not a veteran in these roles by any means. I still have much to learn as I seek God’s guidance in ministering to my family.
What I do know for certain is this: The ministry that happens under my own roof is the most important ministry that I will ever do. It is my job to submit to, support, and honor my husband as he leads our household (Col. 3:18). It is also my job to raise up our children in a way that glorifies God (Prov. 22:6). Every day, I pray that I continually point my husband and daughter to Jesus. This is my most important calling and what “Mommin'” means to me.
From the time that I was about fifteen, I knew that God had a plan for my life that involved being in vocational ministry of some kind. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, and I know that there will still be bumps ahead, but God has remained faithful to get me to where I am today.
I have been working in ministry in some capacity for about 10 years now. I believe I have the best job in the world, but answering the call to ministry is so much more than a job. It’s bigger than any one church or congregation. It is about sharing the gospel so that the next generation might know what their Savior has done for them (Ps. 78:6). It is about making disciples who make disciples. I am so thankful to have my own little part in God’s story. That’s what the “Ministry” part of my blog name is all about.
What about you?
Believers are called to share the gospel – but you don’t have to be in vocational ministry to do that. God has called us all to make disciples (Matt. 28:19). No matter what your occupation might be, you can fulfill God’s call to minister to your family and others. Have you ever thought about what God has called you to do with your life? If you are a Christian, I can promise you that the Lord has called you to minister somehow.
How can you answer the call to ministry in your life?
2 thoughts on “Why ‘Mommin’ and Ministry’? – Answering The Call to Ministry”
Beautifully said! You have such a precious heart and minister to so many. Keep writing and going! God is using you!
Thank you so much, D’Anna!!