I have a hard time thinking about cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes and grocery shopping as essential. But, if I didn’t do it, who would? Especially this time of year. Sure, my husband could come home and cook something. But he’s been thinking about work all day. It takes a lot of planning and preparation to think about dinner… that’s not from a box.
I’ve been so encouraged by For the Family’s Sake by Susan Shaeffer MaCaulley. She’s stretching me to think about how important those necessary chores are that make a home tick. She stresses routine that allows for meals and work and rest and leisure time. All part of a rythme that encourages innovation, supports hard work and creativity and gives life to those who are touched by it.
I am reminded that whatever I do, whether in what I say or in what I do, I must do it all for the Glory of God. Because, after all, THAT is why I’m here. Not to impress someone else nor live at the standard of the “modern woman” who “does it all”. No, the purpose of my life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
And, with that purpose in mind, I must think to the small things… folding laundry, washing dishes, changing a diaper, wiping off a counter… all to the Glory of God – that he may be honored by how I do it.Leave a Comment