I'm about to do some housework this morning. I really can't stand doing housework. When I was growing up, my mom did everything for me. I would have helped but she was too quick and it was done before I could say I'll do it. She was an excellent housekeeper. Our house was always clean, laundry always completed, and always a meal on the table. However, she never really taught me to keep house and take care of a family. So I've had a very hard time in my 18 years of marriage. It has been a very big source of frustration for my husband! He longs for a clean house, clean laundry, and home cooked meals!
My sinful nature always come out when I do housework. I start complaining and getting irritated that no one else helps out around the house. Then I start getting angrier and angrier as I allow Satan to fill me with bitterness. It begins to take root and pretty soon I'm feeling so angry that I just want to yell at anyone who gets in my path. And I usually do end up blowing my top!
Today, however, I'm doing something different. I'm choosing to allow God to work through me so that I may do all things to His glory. In His infinite wisdom, He created me to bring glory to Him in all things. All things, not some things, but all things. As I begin to work with my thoughts on Christ, my attitude softens and I feel blessed to have this family for which to care. With every sock I pick up and every garment I wash, I pray for my family that they may become all they were meant to be in Christ. Oh that I would not hinder them by my resentment and disobedience. If my obedience brings my husband and my children closer to the will of God then how could I not be happy to serve. May my selfish desires and complaints never be in the way of the work God wants to do through me. Oh God, may I become a servant with a happy heart. Praising my Savior all the day long!
SOLI DEO GLORIA. To the glory of God alone. That I may praise Him in all things! For all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. Even housework!!
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