My Daddy’s Work

Hey, Siestas! How are my favorite bloggers doing?? I don’t get to really tarry right now on the blog because I am officially one month out from my Esther manuscript coming due (you won’t waste a prayer on me) and I’ll need every second of it. When I sign a contract, my schedule is nothing but a well planned theory. It never takes into account that sometimes over the course of a project Dad’s die, daughters get married, bodies get viruses, ministries need running (I praise You for the privilege, Lord!), husbands need tending, Christmas needs celebrating, dogs get cancer and might, if it’s a hard year, even need burying. Deep sigh. Anyway, you’ve heard enough about that so I’m not going to go there with you again. Just wanted you to know why some of my times on here have to be briefer right now. I always forget to take life into account when I plan my work schedule. Then again, I wouldn’t be much of a servant to you if I weren’t living life right along with you.

I just had to hop on and tell you something I thought was kinda fun. Yesterday Amanda stopped by the ministry with Jackson. He’s almost two and a half now and at the cutest age imaginable. I’d met AJ out in the parking lot because I love to surprise the boy by popping up at the window next to his car seat. He’s always so glad to see Bibby and makes such a big deal out of it. Man, I’m so drunk on the little guy I can hardly stand it. Anyway, after the half hour it took me to unlatch him from that gosh-awful carseat, we brought him in and he immediately owned the place. Of course he did. He gets to. What I found so delightfully endearing was that, no matter where he went (and he went practically everywhere in the building), he patted things in that particular office and confidently, possessively chirped, “Daddy’s work!” Mind you, Curtis has one office just like the rest of us and it is down on the first floor but to his son who thinks he is the END ALL, the whole building was Daddy’s work. Even Sabrina’s office was Daddy’s work and she directs the whole shebang.

I loved it. So did she.

I just wanted to remind you today that no matter where you go, you can freely pat everything in the room or everything in sight, for crying out loud, every single thing on God’s green earth, and say, “Daddy’s work.” Go right ahead. Be confident. Act possessive for His Name’s sake. Sound a little sassy when you say it because it’s the truth beneath all truths. It’s all Daddy’s work. He owns the place. For “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1. He not only owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He owns the thousand hills under the tails of the cattle.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool.'” (Is. 66:1) If it’s on Planet Earth, Darling Thing, it’s under His feet. Don’t sweat it so much. It’s Daddy’s work.

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  1. 151
    Anonymous says:

    I was overwhelmed with the truths you brought from God this past weekend.
    Thanks so much for your dedication to God and your willingnes to “put yourself out there” to help others in their daily walk.

  2. 152
    karenparmer@comcast.net says:

    Greetings from HotLanta,
    I just smiled when I read the blog about your Jackson. I, too (blonde-at least that’s my story) have a beatiful dark haired princess, married to a minister and they have a twenty-seven month old. He is the official “King” around here. He dearly loves me, I have no doubt, but lately he’s all about “NeeNee”-don’t ask, its what he calls his granddaddy. This is NeeNee’s house, NeeNee’s kitchen, etc. etc. He even said it was NeeNee’s ocean this spring when we were in Destin, Florida!!….And no matter where his daddy is, he always says “he’s at God’s house.” Even when he is on the lake fishing as he dearly loves!!
    Thank you for sharing your family stories with all of us.

  3. 153
    Sara says:

    Thank you Beth! I so needed that today. I had to say good bye to my four legged friend today, and to be reminded that it’s my Daddy’s work really is a comfort for a teary-eyed daughter. Sometimes I think I would lose my mind if I didn’t have Him to hold on to. He’s the greatest Daddy ever!

  4. 154
    Dancin' Wallflower says:

    WOW–I sit here reading this and after the “No Other Gods” Bible study, I think, “What is keeping me from letting “Daddy” (Abba)fully work then.”
    It is a tremendous gift to have Women of the Faith that are blazing high and teaching those riches, I strive to be more, to let Him have more of Me each day. Thank you Ms. Beth for encouraging me this day to all things go and let Him work in every corner of my life.

  5. 155
    Rosie with 3 little boys says:

    Thanks Beth. You are the wise woman in my life! I wrote Psalm 24:1 down on an index card for my boys to memorize- they will love that one (Gabriel is 6 and Miguel is 5 and they do love memorizing bible verses and reciting them at bedtime- this will be our new one tonight).

    Love you
    Rosie

  6. 156
    Elena Melling says:

    Beth,
    I wanted to send you a little love note and couldn’t figure out where to do that, so I’ll leave it here. I just started the Daniel Study with a group of woman at my church in Minneapolis. WOW! I have been jumping up and down for Joy and excitement for this dig into the WORD! I’m so glad that other woman wanted to join me on this run. I finished Psalms of Ascent in the Spring and am loving the fresh light you bring to the old testament! PRAISE GOD FOR ALL HE SHOWS, PRAISE GOD FOR anointing you with the gift of teaching for this generation! I pray that we will not become lost even in our own churches, for the pervasion of the idols of this world.
    Love, Elena

  7. 157
    Ruth says:

    Thankyou, that gives me something to hold on to today. I’m feeling like I can’t see God right now, but I can look round the room after reading that and see ‘Daddy’s Work’ all over it!

    Ruth x

  8. 158
    Outragous grace says:

    What freedom to pat my shoulder, knee, head or any other part of this imperfect body and imperfect self and say outloud, “My Daddy’s work”. His Grace is Truly sufficient!

  9. 159
    rachel says:

    What freedom there is in that statement “my Daddy’s work”! So glad you shared.
    Going to Hotlanta this wknd and I am so very excited! I haven’t been to a conference since I was pregnant with my 4 year old! I so need this wknd and I’m looking forward to hearing God speak to me through all you wonderful ladies.
    My heart is already filling up with anticipation (and my eyes with tears). Love all you Moore girls to pieces!
    Rachel in Columbus, MS

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    i LOVE this!!! and i wish i could relate daily life things back to the Lord like you do!!

  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    You know what? My husband has really been struggling and having doubt in his faith. He told me the other day that I need to “quit finding God in absolutely everything.” One of my sons even chimed in about how “that’s like seeing the Virgin Mary in my mashed potatoes.”

    I was dumfounded that those words came from the mouths of my own family members. I have tried to keep it down a bit, but honestly, I DO see God in everything.

    I loved your story about Jackson and his daddy’s work. Yes, it is everywhere and in everything!

    And if you can indulge me for one more thing. I became a Christian 10 years ago and have done your Bible studies as your children grew up. Mine were growing up at the same time. I related to your stories of the girls and your analogies where you used them. I am very happy that you have another “little one” to help drive the point home!

    Love you to the moon and back!

  12. 162
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Amen. **Patting Beth on the head** “You are our Daddy’s work… and we are so blessed!”

  13. 163
    Denise says:

    If it is “Daddy’s work”, we need to be about the Father’s business … and what a joy that is! Can’t wait for Friday … to go to Deeper Still!! I am ready!

    Please pray for us as we prepare for 2 wks. in Zambia. (July 2-17) I am praying constantly for you, sweet Beth! God is so Glorious!

  14. 164
    Lisa says:

    A life lesson indeed. Thanks so much!

  15. 165
    Tennessee Mama Duck says:

    I just love this! “Daddy’s Work” That is so true.

    I’m going to share this with my children. I’m a newly-divorced single mom (to 3) and they feel fatherless so much. I keep reminding them that God is their father. This will help! Thank You!

  16. 166
    Lou says:

    From the mouth of babes- don’t you love it? I also had an experience with my 16 yr old daughter that brought me to tears. We were listening to “I can only imagine” and I said, ” When I see Jesus I don’t think that I will be able to say a word” and her reply was, ” neither will I because He will be hugging me so tight!” Nearly had to pull the car over ’cause just thinking about my baby in Jesus’ arms was overwhelming. We can hear Him “from the mouth of babes” sometimes.

  17. 167
    Annalou says:

    Mamma Beth, I just love how everything points us back to GOD! How precious that is to me.
    I’m crying and I don’t even know why. Perhaps it’s because my daddy was mostly absent and I just LOVE references to God the Father in which I can relate to Him as my DADDY!
    Is He not just the BEST! Thank you for such an encouraging word.

    Side note: My son (12 years old) said last night, “Mom, I wish everyone could have parents like you and dad. The world would be such a better place. I love you!”
    Talk about taking my heart and squeezing it!

    What’s truly so funny about that is that he’s been in so much trouble recently (for typical boy stuff) you’d think that would be the last thing he’d say. He & his sister lost their electronic privileges for the week for fighting and they’ve gotten along better this week than they have in a long time. How ironic and eye opening!

    {Big Hug to you}

    Anna in MO

  18. 168
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the perspective change! God teaches us through the little children. Oh may we have a heart like theirs. In Jesus’Love Kathy Knoblock

  19. 169
    Jackie Sue says:

    Miss Beth, I love how real life translates to God’s truth for you. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. You see Him everywhere and that is how you inspire me to be. I’ve learned so much about that kind of living from you, so thank you. Also this post was a timely reminder to me as I stress over my “big kids” and their choices. It’s all His and they are His and He’s got it all. He speaks to my heart these three little words, “I got this.” and my heart and mind sigh a sigh of relief. I’m so thankful that He’s got this and I can rest in His perfect love. See you in August!

  20. 170
    Laura says:

    “Don’t sweat it so much… It’s under His feet…” Amen and Amen!

  21. 171
    annette says:

    Boy did I need this one today.

  22. 172
    Laura says:

    “Don’t sweat it so much… It’s under His feet…” Amen and Amen!

  23. 173
    Yaya & Papa says:

    Ohmygosh! And I thought I’d be one of the few who’d make a comment!!!!! How will you find any time to read all the comments?!?! It is so fantastic that you can turn such a simple thing, as a remembrance of something so simple that your grandbaby did and remind us all of “God’s work!” And also, so inspirational that grandchildren can teach us soooo much with every little thing they do. I’m so excited that I get to see my sweet grandbaby girl, Gigi (13 3/4 months!) this weekend-going to Sacramento to spend the weekend with family and close friends –and also get to see my sweet daughter, Nicole and her husband David (they live in Denver area and I live in No San Diego County)!

  24. 174
    Andreea says:

    THANK YOU for that! So awesome!!!

  25. 175
    Worshipping One says:

    Oh Beth, You just don’t know how badly I needed that Word today! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy, hectic schedule right now to share that with us! It was priceless, and I will cherish it! It is Daddy’s work!
    Blessings on you as you work hard, sweet servant of the Living God! I can’t wait for Esther!

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Your words are inspiring and needed at the right time. You are such a great speaker and teacher.Thank you for sharing!!

  27. 177
    linnet says:

    Reading over this post quickly, in my mind I got a few words mixed up. I read…Yesterday Amanda stopped by with the ministry of Jackson.
    …sounds like he does have his very own personal ministy to you.

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:

    Oh, my heart grew 5 times its size over “Daddy’s Work”….utterly lovely! =)
    The Breaking Free taping could not be in a better place…New Orleans is still a broken city. I wish I could be there but will be walking in the Breast Cancer 3 Day in Dallas in Nov. I live close to NOLA and will be thinking of yall…hopefully Melissa will go and taste the best food on earth!! Restaurants: Commander’s Palace, K-Pauls (Paul Prudhomme), NOLA (Emerill), Central Grocery
    for a Muffaletta, ACME for Oysters just to name a few! =)

  29. 179
    M. Milbourn says:

    Words can’t express how much this touched me today. Thanks for sharing

  30. 180
    Sue Cramer says:

    Amen!
    Praying for you as you live life in front of us and minister to our hearts.

    Thank you once again!
    Sue

  31. 181
    Susan says:

    Thank you, Beth, for sharing. As always…just what I needed to hear.

    Love u!

  32. 182
    Tasha Via says:

    That is so sweet. That just shows us how important it is to tell of God’s wonderful work and creation at such an early age. I love it!

  33. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Sometimes you take your kid to work, and some days, you ride shotgun with the Oracle of God (also known as the innocent children). Great reminder.
    Peace,
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  34. 184
    Kristen says:

    I loved this story! Know that I’m praying for you!

  35. 185
    Amy says:

    What a neat analogy! 🙂

  36. 186
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Did you know there is a video of you over at the “All Access” blog getting your praise on to “Shackles!”????

    Just thought you might like to know… Looks like a blast… when can we look forward to a Deeper Still DALLAS?

    Blessings.

  37. 187
    Carmen says:

    What a blessing LPM is for every eye…

    Baruch ADONAI!!!

  38. 188
    For His Name (Lora) says:

    Precious! Love it! Amen!

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