“Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.” Colossians 3:23-25 (The Message)
I look at this series and the eBook (and future book) and think, “what am I doing? I don’t like to clean, and I don’t want to be known as the blogging/book cleaning woman.”
Writing about cleaning is a challenge for me. It’s not deep or interesting. It’s not me.
Yet cleaning is a practical part of this life, and all of life is worship, and in the cleaning there is worship as well. It seems I’m called to write about the mundane, and how we bring life to it and make it deep and interesting. How we can live fully where we break up fights and do the dishes and keep clean clothes out of the laundry basket.
Where we find our way in this mother-skin; in the domestic. Where we keep ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time, all for Him.
Where we choose the life we have.
Where we live…and clean.
Mary Challenge: Are you coveting another life? Are you struggling with joy where you’re at? What’s getting in the way of you being content with where you’re at in life? Think about these things and then get on your knees and offer these “blocks” to God.
Martha Challenge: I know we’re going into the weekend, but push through! Set your timer for 15 minutes and see how much cleaning you can get done in your dining room!
How are you choosing to live, right where you are?
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