Sunday, October 4, 2015

Faithful in small things...



Do you stand at the kitchen sink, suds up to your elbows, and daydream or think deep thoughts? 

My kitchen sink is a place of deepest thoughts, my most profound ponderings, and unquestionably where my greatest 'aha' moments occur. 
Slowly I wash crockery, glasses and forks as though on auto-pilot, mentally detached from the task in hand, yet completely engaged with my thoughts.

This week I've been considering my role in the home and how I view myself in that role.
I think as homemakers our lives propel through a constant ritual of tasks and chores, many small things that when looked at individually can appear unimportant or insignificant. 

Yet, gather all our tasks together and the picture is very different.
 We use a variety of skills honed over many years to create a place of beauty, comfort and pleasure for our families. Our many little things reflect a servant heart, love worked out in a practical and caring manner, yet we may often think they go unnoticed. 
Just as we become blind to the predictable scenery along our drive to the supermarket each and every week, so the familiarity and constancy of homemaking can appear invisible to our family members. 

But there is Someone who is never blind to what you do.
There is Someone who sees every small task, knows every heart felt motivation, and hears every empty silence when your efforts go unnoticed.

God.

He watches you, oh good and faithful servant, as you dust, wash and serve, because all these little things matter to the Father. In His eyes they are big when done in humility with a loving servant heart.

This week be mindful of His eyes on you each day and the swelling of His chest as He smiles over every task you faithfully put your hand to.
Let your work be to His glory...

hugs
 
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10 comments:

janice15 said...

ok I have many times stood washing dishes and daydreamed about oodles of things. Happy weekend with love Janice

Chris said...

Beautifully said! Thank you! ♥

Createology said...

I do wish I had thiis domestic peace and enjoyment when I was younger and married before divorce. I will forever wish that there could be schools of life lessons...not just the useless things we never need in real life. Your post is well said. I am lucky to have a window over my sink and I do enjoy hand washing dishes while pondering with my brain. Domestic Bliss Dear...

desertskyquilts said...

Excellent, Jenny. I do most of my thinking as I mindlessly run things through the sewing machine. I was reminded of your sparrow. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He cares for me.

mari said...

Thank you Jenny. Mari

Jeito Mineiro Bordados said...

You spoke softly into my heart. Thank you!
Hugs!
Egléa

Jackie said...

Lovely post....

Brenda said...

Dearest Jenny, Thank you so much for sharing these thoughts and total inspirational objectives. With both hubby and I being disabled, we spend a lot of time together and both contribute to the daily tasks at hand. I have found myself lately becoming very frustrated at him for not doing like he normally does. Repeatedly talking with the Lord and asking for guidance and it just does not seem to be coming. Therefore, reading your brilliant words of encouragement has already calmed my frustrations. Knowing that the Lord is watching and listening, plus appreciating every small detail really does help me. Thank you so much for sharing and teaching. Have a wonderful creative day!

Águeda said...

Querida Jenny: Tus palabras me han llegado al corazón. Me han hecho mucho bien. Espero que tu salud esté ya más fuerte. Muchos besos. Dios te bendiga.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Thank you so much Jenny, just what I needed this week. x