Refocused on Home Day 3
23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
When we were adopting our daughter from Uganda, a small country in East Africa, I woke up most mornings to the sounds of hard, repetitive housework.
I heard brooms made out of dried banana leaves sweeping my neighbor’s back porch. Brush, Brush, Brush, Brush.
I heard pots and dishes clanging together outside as the women washed and prepared their meals for the day in their kitchens—their outdoor washing bins and their pots that cooked over outdoor fires. Bang, bang, clang, clang, stir, stir. They handwashed their clothing outside in buckets and then hung them to dry in the hot sun just a few miles from the equator. Yes ladies, we have it made in our gourmet indoor kitchens with GE appliances.
Or do we? Yes, it is convenient. But have we lost the sacredness of homemaking with our super quick machines?
I think the answer is no.
I learned some principles from my hard working Ugandan friends while watching their joy, dedication and strength.
Yes, we are serving our families, but whom does this passage remind us we are ultimately serving?
How did Colossians speak to you about mundane, repetitive housework?
I’m continuing to ask the Lord to help me see the Holy in housework. Praying the same over you, friend.
Two more days of “Refocused on Home!”
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New Year Bible Challenge<<<<<<
I’ll be honest, I get sidetracked in life, how about you, friend? A few years ago, I was tired of spinning on a hamster wheel, feeling like I was making no progress in areas of my life. I prayed and God told me that this was not the way He desired for me to live. He showed me through His word that I AM His daughter, and that there is a better way. A refocused, narrower way.
We can ask God to make our vision clearer for our lives, more effective to know Him better and see Him more clearly right where we are. To have more peace and fulfillment in our relationship with Him, our marriages, our mothering, and our homes. He will flood those areas of our lives with new clarity and breath and life and beauty when we ask Him and meditate on His Word towards those areas in our lives.
His Word brings beauty to the most mundane parts of our lives! By the end of January, if you join us, you will be folding laundry, or reading to your children, or having a conversation with a friend, realizing you are standing on Holy Ground with Jesus, doing exactly what He created you to do, communing with Him and doing good work for His glory, right where He has placed you!
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NGE: Monday through Friday, before looking at social media,
Engage in God’s Word using the study or reading plan and prayer.
Then, comment on this blog, the FB page, or Instagram and answer the question I pose. If you don’t have time to say much, just say, “I did it!” And we will cheer you on! Interact and be held accountable by myself and others to start this year out remembering WHO GOD IS, that YOU ARE HIS DAUGHTER, and the GOOD WORK HE HAS FOR YOU on the road ahead!
Praying for you!