A Life Broken and Poured Out for the Master, by Renee Peebles

A Life Broken and Poured Out for the Master

"When Mary of Bethany "broke the flask of very costly oil and poured it on Jesus' head," it was an act for which no one else saw any special occassion; in fact, there were some who said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted?". But, Jesus commended Mary for her extravagant act of devotion. (Mark 14:3-4)"

One morning after reading these words in Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest"
I was struck with the following thoughts.

Mary of Bethany poured her most treasured possession on her Savior, she poured her life out for the One who would one day soon pour His life out for her on the Cross of Calvary. Some of those watching just didn't get it! They questioned and condemned her act of devotion because they didn't see the true value in what she was doing. Jesus on the other hand saw the true value and commended her for it.

As a homeschool Mother I am often misunderstood by those who just don't get it! They don't see the true value in what I am doing. Some question my act of devotion thinking it is a waste of time for a woman in today's liberated world to be at home with her kids much less choose to educate them at home! Some even have the audacity to condemn my act of devotion because our family has chosen this method of education, dismayed at how we can possibly teach our own children without a "teaching certificate"! They just don't get it!

To pour myself out into the lives of my children is costly and it does require daily commitment, but I know God has lead our family down this path of home education and He sees GREAT value in it!

About Renee Peebles:


Renee is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling. She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.  Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and begin to walk in His truth.


Visit Renee at wherethegrassisgreener-renee.blogspot.com.

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