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. 101
    Rebecca says:

    Amen Girlfriend!!!

    You hang in there!

    Rebecca in H-town

  2. 102
    Jes says:

    Dearest Beth…

    How timely this message was!

    Three of the most amazing women in the world, and I are going to be leading a ladies retreat this weekend.

    What a great reminder that it’s all His, and all the women coming are His handiwork.

    We’d cherish your prayers.

    We’re so excited about getting to share with these women how to study God’s Word, that we could POP!

    Many Blessings,

  3. 103
    Amanda says:

    Yeeeeeahhhh!!! Sorry… I just get excited about Him.

    Man, I think my loins are breakdancing. 🙂

  4. 104
    Ann Jones says:

    Blessings Beth as you finish Ester. We can hardly wait! I was so blessed by “Stepping Up”. Just wanted to tell you again that you are making a difference in our lives out here in California. The San Fernando Valley Girls love Bible Study! THANK YOU!

  5. 105
    Lindsee says:

    Too stinkin’ cute…

    And SO stinkin’ true!

    THANK YOU for the reminder. I don’t have to sweat it so much! Amen!


  6. 106
    Ann says:

    I have enjoyed this blog for so long and have finally decided to become a part of it! Beth, I can’t even begin to tell you what a blessing you are to me and the times God has used you to speak to me! I LOVE your studies, your messages and your stories. You are an amazing servant and someone that many can relate to. Thank you… a million times over!

  7. 107
    Cheryl Barker says:

    I’m so glad we can rest confidently in our Daddy. He’s got it all under control. Praise Him!

  8. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Great word – thanks! We just hung a cape buffalo, wildebeast, warthog and kudu on our living room wall scrunched in next to the moose, caribou, mountain goat, king salmon, white-tailed deer that already call the wall home – so all day I’ve been telling the Lord it’s my “Morning of the Sixth Day” (as in, Creation) Wall.

    What can I say, girls? I hope I’m not disgusting any of you, but Dead Animals is what a whole lot of us in Alaska consider our decorating style.

    So, yes, it is my Daddy’s Work (and my husband’s pride). It’s kind of a collaborative wall, I suppose.

    God is awfully good – and would someone please tell me just what He was thinking when He designed the wildebeast??

    Warm in Alaska.

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    A dear friend and I walk each morning with her two precious little ones (in scrollers!) around a lake and we are reminded each morning of God’s handy work. I thank Him for every one of my body senses – without them, I could not marvel of “Daddy’s Work”! Thank you, Beth for sharing such a sweet reminder. I love you too!

  10. 110
    Lisa says:

    That’s the only word to use: Precious! I feel closer to my Daddy already. He gave me the most gorgeous sunrise to start my morning.

    Blessings and prayers for you, Beth. Thank you for who you are.

  11. 111
    Debbie says:

    yesterday there was a national “poll” that talked of faith in america.. i was so discouraged by what i read i wanted to weep–it came at such a time when i asked the Lord i am swimming up stream.. working in a sin of unbelievers and am i making an impact.. then your blog this AM. NO we we are NOT alone. It’s all “Daddy’s Work” & I am HIs faithful servant.. Keep on Keeping On. Show the faith and love of our CHrist … Its all Him i am just the vessel. Thank you Beth for the Word of encouragement. GOd Bless you!

  12. 112
    doxielovers says:

    Thank you Mama Beth, I needed to hear that this morning. I raised my hands over each in my family (including myself) and proclaimed by faith “Daddy’s work.” Yea, we’re going through some stuff.

    Praise Jesus and thank you Beth and all of LPM.


  13. 113
    Maria Cristina says:

    A-MENNNNN! this is such a touching connection , not to mention cute!!!!!! it’s Daddy’s Work! (patting my desk)

  14. 114
    Momma Dee says:

    I really appreciated this today! God has a marvelous way of reminding me that He is the great I AM in my everyday! He is my IS!

  15. 115
    purefire says:

    What a wonderful picture of what God is doing on this earth! Thanks Beth. That gives me a fresh perspective on the daily struggles and joys of this life. I’ll be praying for you as you work on the Ester study and for this weekend.

    Love ya’

  16. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thnk you for this beautiful reminder, I needed it today as the Lord is healing me and being a ‘Dad’ to me like never before. You are such a blessing.

    Thank you,
    Laurette from OH
    [email protected]

  17. 117
    Susan B. says:

    What a wonderful reminder! It is Daddy’s work. Prayers go out for you and all the work you have ahead of you. Please know that what you do blesses us in Siesta Land so much. I said a prayer for you this morning. Not only for you, but for all those talented people who share a Word with us through Bible studies. (I am totally digging the NOG study. I pray that God shows me “why idols” in my particular situation.) Just remember that you are blessed to be a blessing….and what a blessing you are to us!

  18. 118
    Mr. and Mrs. D says:

    Last night I led a session of Jesus the One and Only, and one of my dear ladies is having some financial troubles. I encouraged her that our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and so it was so wonderful to get on the blog this morning and see the very same message. No coincidence, no sirree! I love it when He does that! He is good!


  19. 119
    Lorrie says:

    Wow! Thanks for the reminder, sometimes we can get so busy we need to just take a minute to remember why we’re here and who put us here! and try to take care and Appreciate all the things he’s given us.

  20. 120
    fuzzytop says:

    What precious and profound words from Jackson! Loved it!

  21. 121
    Sarah says:

    That is so great. I bet Jackson is darling, I have one that will be 2 in September.
    I have been meaning to tell you I like to watch you on “Today with Beth Moore” and last Wed. you were talking about one of your trips to Africa? (maybe I’m wrong) but anyway you had to go downstairs to the bathroom and the power went out. Anyway, you described how you were scared and then their were hard footsteps coming for you. It was Keith. I loved that story and the hillarious way you told it! It gave me such a image of how God is with me!

  22. 122
    iamhis says:

    Amen! It’s all Daddy’s work…we are Daddy’s work…even the Esther manuscript is your Daddy’s work, precious Beth. He began His work and He will be faithful to see it through to its completion. He is never late for work or an important meeting. He is on time and He will be with the completion of Esther…glory to His Name! I believe He foreordained every single “blip” on your calendar to bring you, Beth, closer to His bosom where you can hear His heart beating for His Bride…how He longs for her. Our time of preparation is not complete though…reminiscent of Esther…but soon we will stand before our King. Set your face like a flint heavenward and that manuscript will pour out of you onto the page. May His Name be praised!
    We long for you, Jesus.

  23. 123
    Anonymous says:

    Needed that this morning. Thank you!

  24. 124
    Georgia Jan says:

    Oh Beth – thank you so much. I’ve had a long year with lots of “living” and lots of “new things” and I’ve been prone to beat myself up about it all:

    NEW HOUSE (next door to aging parents…and after 20 years of living in the same one)
    NEW BOSS (after 19 years of the same one)
    NEW PASTOR (my husband is the church worship leader and we LOVE the new pastor)
    NEW DAUGHTER-in-LAW (precious)
    NEW GRANDBOY (on the way – can’t wait)

    So everything has been new – family/home/church/work – all good – but lots of changes – adjustments.

    Thank God that it has all been “Daddy’s work” and I LOVED THAT analogy – yes, it is the truth beneath all truths.

    You are gifted – girl – I said gifted – you take the things of life (husbands, holidays, heartaches, and even hounddogs) and see the things of GOD.

    And I love you for it –


  25. 125
    Deanna says:

    That was great Beth. It makes the relationship with our Father so intimate. He is our Daddy! Debbie in TN, that was a beautiful poem. Thank you for posting it. Looking forward to ATlanta this weekend!!!

  26. 126
    Yolanda says:

    You hit my heart, hard and right where it needed to be hit. The tears are flowing and that’s a good thang.

    Did session 2 of Wising Up last night, GIRL….I loved the thought of Proverbs 2:10 that you brought out. RICH!

    I want to KNOW Him more, and open my heart/melted to where there is ONLY HIM there!

    Thank ya! Love ya! Bless ya!

    Oh yea…still relishing that face to face, eye to eye, contact….you and I shared in Colorado Springs. Hugs meant for Siesta’s!


  27. 127
    Susanna says:

    I get to brag about Daddy’s work today… it’s my 14th wedding anniversary and trust me that really is all GOD”S WORK! He loved me enough to die for me AND let me marry my best friend. Yay GOD! Thanks Daddy for all your works, big and small

  28. 128
    Marc and Charity says:

    Well my goodness, I didn’t expect to cry at the blog today, but I did! My 3.5 yr old has thrown some major tantrums today, my 2 year won’t take her nap, and I’m so tired. I clicked on over here and read about “Daddy’s work” and I felt Him say that exact thing to me. He’s here. He knows. He’s in charge. Thank you.

  29. 129
    Jina says:

    Thank you so much… For the cute story and application that sinks deep to the pain in my heart. That will be my Word for today.

    Praying for you as you finish Esther,

  30. 130
    Fran says:

    Thank you Jackson for the life lesson and reminder! Children are the best teachers sometimes!!

    Have a great day LPM! Always praying for you.

  31. 131
    BEBE says:

    Out of the mouth of babes! – Precious!
    I can just picture the smile on Jackson’s face as you peep up through the window – talk about JOY!

  32. 132
    doo-dah says:

    Thank you for sharing your life, and family with us. Daddy’s work…how true and comforting. I am praying for you and cannot wait for the Esther study. That is my favorite book of the Bible. I think it started when I was a little girl because my mom’s name is Esther.

  33. 133
    Momofsix says:

    Thank you so much for the awesome encouraging words!!! Thank you for blessings in a way only you can!
    Thank you Lord for the gifts you bestow upon our Siesta.. give her strength,focus and time to accomplish your work.

    Your Siesta-

  34. 134
    roxanne says:

    AMEN and AMEN!!
    That little Jackson knows the TRUTH! It is all our Daddy’s work and what a great blessing to be able to join Him in His work.
    Thank you, Father!

    Out of the mouths of babes!!!

  35. 135
    It's All About Him says:

    I’ll share something precious from a four year old at vbs this week. I finished up the cutest little illustration of how differently God sees sin than we do using construction paper and marker (black on black doesn’t show up very well…neither do our sins in comparison to those around us. but black marker on white paper shows up clear as day, as is so with God when He compares our sin to His holiness)…then I went into why Jesus came to die on the cross for us and if anyone hadn’t put their trust in Jesus but would like to talk to someone now, they could raise their hand. Well, in her boisterous and precious four year old voice, a little girl raised her hand and proceeded to tell me that, “well, now, I trust Jesus but you know what’s really hard for me sometimes?” I thought it was going to be spiritual, should’ve known better. “Going potty. Sometimes that’s just hard for me!” Wow, talk about random. I told her we could trust Jesus with it all, even potty, let’s just pray!


  36. 136
    Gay Anne says:

    These insights that the Holy Spirit reveals through our children is one of my favorite things about being a mom! I’m sure I learn more than I teach.

  37. 137
    Ann says:

    Daddy’s work; yes, it is!

    Out of the mouths of babes (& tods)with our complicated, stressful, overextended lives, a 2 1/2 yr old can simplify and clarify the true meaning of it all with two words so profound.

    Daddy’s work. Praise God.

  38. 138
    Wrinkled Shirt Ministries says:

    Wow, wow, wow that’s good!
    Paula G. <><

  39. 139
    Chelsie says:

    Thanks a million for the story and the lesson. I needed it today.
    Give Jackson a big ole hug for helping a bunch of Siestas keep their focus.
    Glory to God!

  40. 140
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great lesson and reminder!! It is all HIS!! Why do we forget that so easily and think it is ours???

    I just finished listening to Nancy DeLeigh Moss teach on Esther on her radio program….Now I look forward to the Esther study from you even “Moore”.

    I’d like to share something I just read in our local newspaper about how unhappy Americans are. Apparently the wealthier we get the more unhappy we are…it took a study to figure that out. Now the people in China who are getting wealthier and I use that term lightly….are also more unhappy than they were when they were poorer. Of course no where in the article did it mention that money does not buy happiness, even though people continue to expect that. “Heavenly Father deliver us from that thinking and draw us back to you. Fill that empty hole that we so often think the world can fill. Remind us Lord how blessed we are to live in a country established on your laws and values during this freedom celebration time. Draw us back Father. Fill us with “your” love.
    In Jesus name. Amen

    Best wishes to all of you at LPM and especially to our Siesta Mom.
    Bible Bunny in MI

  41. 141
    cheryl says:

    How appropriate for today. I am sittling at a new desk next to my husbands new desk. He is setting up an office at home and I insisted if it was to be in the guest bedroom it had to be “cute” so I ordered 2 “cute” computer desks from target. Shabby chic…my poor man! But from these desks will come not only peoples taxes, but the Lords work so we will dedicate them to Him, as He owns it all! Just think, God now owns 2 shabby chic white and very cute computer desks…and He still loves me.

  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    What a sweet story!

  43. 143
    Anonymous says:

    I love Amos 4:13: ‘For behold, He who forms mountains, and creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth—The LORD God of hosts is His name.’
    And His Name is forever to be praised and honored. Thank you for this reminder today, Beth. May God anoint your time in His word with His blessing and shower us all with His love through your teaching.
    Love, Amy in OK

  44. 144
    all2Hisglory says:

    Yes! IT IS Daddy’s work!! Praise His name. Thanks for the reminder. Prayers being lifted up.

  45. 145
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hey Spiritual Mom Beth!

    How am I doing? Praying that I will abide in Him always:)…You better believe I will pray for you and the Esther deadline and (Deeper Still!:)…all the siestas love living life alongside you too precious Beth!…Jackson is too cute:), through the mouth of babes, right? (giggle)…”If it’s on Planet Earth, Darling Thing, it’s under His feet. Don’t sweat it so much. It’s Daddy’s work.” Amen and Amen Spiritual Mom Beth! Whohoo! We have overcome the world in HIM:)


  46. 146
    Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t resist patting my sin-sick, discouraged self, and saying, “Daddy’s work!”

    Praising Him through tears,

    Gretchen in Thousand Oaks, CA

  47. 147
    Julie says:

    Amen Sister! What a great word picture to store in my mind whenever I start to stress over the small stuff. Thanks,

  48. 148
    Anonymous says:

    how I needed this reminder today as we sit smack dab in the middle of the biggest life tranisition possible – –
    it would be so easy through my tears to fail to see “daddy’s work” in our new assignment.
    blessings on you today,

  49. 149
    Kelli says:

    I needed this today!

  50. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Love it! That brought tears to my eyes…thank you!

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