Lord, Thank you for the MESS… For it means we are BLESSED!
I tend to get overwhelmed with the messiness of having 4 kids with me 24/7. I mean, as a homeschooling momma, its easy to start feeling as if we are stuck in a vicious cycle; but its important to remember to find joy in the mess! God is everywhere…. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK FOR HIM!
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
YES, that means to give thanks for the never ending laundry… after all, he has clothed us and provided a place to wash and dry it. For those blasted uniforms my husband could take to work and have cleaned for him, but says I do it better… FOR GOD PROVIDED A JOB, AN INCOME FOR MY FAMILY! For the piles of dishes at the sink, for that means the Lord provided the food that has fed us!!!!! For the sticky spots on all the things… the walls… the windows… the furniture… the toys (shall I go on?) — For He has given us sweet babies to love on!!!!!
I’m not gonna lie, its hard to find joy in all the NEVER ENDING chores that comes with motherhood (or perhaps ADULTHOOD) BUT what joy COMES from those things, LIKE the Memories that were made in those now dirty clothes…. (come on mommas, you know you hate getting rid of those baby clothes bc of the memories that hold for you). What about the convos around the dinner table as you feasted upon a meal TOGETHER! The blessings go on and on…. OH THE JOY THAT LEADS TO THE MUNDANE LIST OF CHORES!
SOooOOo… NEXT TIME I’m standing with aching feet at the sink, or folding the 100th load of laundry, I pray the Lord brings to my mind The blessings that came before the MESS!!! FOR WE ARE BLESSED!!!!