Monday, May 21, 2012

Work For The Lord

My house was a mess.  After weeks of an extra busy schedule, the neglect had built up and I couldn’t take it any longer.  I couldn’t find anything and as I rushed through my house/disaster zone, the mess made me feel like a total failure.  Plus we were hosting Bible Study Sunday, so I had to get it presentable! 

Laundry, clean and dirty, littered every room.    Toys everywhere and it seemed the shoes were procreating in the hallway at an alarming rate.  A clean sippy-cup was nowhere to be found.  Every counter and tabletop was cluttered and full.  I poured myself a glass of juice, but after I put the pitcher back in the refrigerator, I couldn’t figure out where I had left my glass.  It had been swallowed up by the chaos!

The kids were still asleep.  (Praise the Lord)  I opened up the window and let the sunshine in, like I was in a coffee commercial.  I ate my champion breakfast and thought about how productive I was about to be.  I put on my favorite comfy pants and my Superwoman tank top and pulled my hair back.  I even read today’s Bible reading!  I was ready to go.  I had all the super-power I needed to terminate my enemy: the anarchy of my possessions.

Wait – one more thing.  My favorite verse for tasks like these:
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.  
You are serving the Lord Christ. 
Colossians 3:23-24

Alright.  Place that where it is good and visible... Now I’m ready!

What’s that?  The baby’s just woke up and is crying?  Of course he is... :)

Lord, inspire us to work for you in everything we do today.  Whether it is changing a diaper, washing dishes, conducting a meeting, or comforting a friend.  Help me to focus on gaining my strength from you, not looking for inspiration in a lucky shirt or a favorite song.  Fill me up with your strength and your wisdom, Lord, as I tackle my week.  Amen.

1 comment:

  1. I love that verse! It's the verse of the year for the "Nebraska Family Times." It inspires me when there's a task I just don't feel like doing, or am tired of. Knowing that whatever I'm doing is for the Lord encourages me to do it anyway and do my best at it. THANKS!


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