Friday, September 12

more than commonplace

"The things that Jesus did were of the most menial and commonplace order, and this is an indication that it takes all God's power in me to do the most commonplace things in His way. Can I use a towel as He did? Towels and dishes and sandals, all the ordinary sordid things of our lives, reveal more quickly than anything what we are made of. It takes God Almighty Incarnate in us to do the meanest duty as it ought to be done." ~ Oswald Chambers

With being home full time it is sometimes easy to get caught up in doing all the menial tasks with a, um, yawn. You know, kind of like having an attitude that we'll get by doing these things until God calls us to something bigger. Something better. Something magnificent for Him!

Wait a minute! Raising children and caring for a household is something bigger. Something better. Something magnificent for Him!

The daily menial tasks are serving a future generation who will someday walk out our door and impact the world for Jesus Christ. They will leave with a servant's heart as they witnessed you serving the King in your home with joy.

Can we do it on our own? Nope! Only when we tap into the power of God can we do all things....ALL an extraordinary way.

So every time you pick up a towel today whether to dry a dish, wipe a little one's hands, or to hand to a sopping wet child who just got off the trampoline in a downpour, remember that you are doing it with and for the King! And smile :-)

Tammy ~@~

1 comment:

Letitia said...

I saw your article on Heart of the Matter, and have enjoyed reading a few of your posts here.
We are starting our 15th year homeschooling, and it's nice to find another mom who's been at it a while!
I'll be stopping in again.

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