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.
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...
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