I just got home from church a bit ago and had a bite of lunch (gluten free, dairy free mac and cheese….hmmm not sure if that’s a winner yet). I am looking around my house and noticing one thing – EVERYTHING IS DIRTY!!! The last few weeks have been so busy – run here, run there, that I have not even remotely been able to keep up on the basics – laundry, dishes, sanitizing anything! The only thing keeping me from running around trying to fix it all is the fact that it is Sunday. Not only do I believe that Sunday is a day to commit to the Lord, but also a day of rest. I desperately need rest! I even told someone at church this morning that I have no more “go” left in me and that I would be unable to attend the bible study tomorrow afternoon. Yikes! I hate to miss, but I continue to think
“What is my “Best Yes?”” If you haven’t read the book The Best Yes by Lisa Turkeurst , I highly recommend it.
My best yes at this current point is to say “STOP!!!!!” I need rest and recovery. My family needs their basic needs met. I need my basic needs met. I need to take care of my home – the place I live, and breathe, and work. The glitchy dryer needs to be pulled out and a breaker “popped” so that I can once again wash laundry, the disgusting bathroom needs to be sanitized from top to bottom, the many mile-high piles of who knows what need to be gone through. This is all before I can really dig in and complete any of the unfinished projects on my crazy list.
In a conversation with a friend recently, we discussed how our homes are a reflection of what’s going on within’ us. Looking around, I can honestly say that is true. Mine looks like a whole lot of ideas and a whole lot of incomplete. I also see a lot of love, creativity, and effort. When I take a glance at my soul’s condition, I can honestly say “It’s Sunday and Everything’s Dirty.” I pray to God that even though I am a mess and I have trouble completing things that He would see the love in my heart, that He would take the creativity in me and use it for His glory! It is Sunday, here I am sitting in my mess, and I am ready for a “re-start.” Today is the day I say,
“God, help me, I’m a mess! I’m tired, I’m dirty inside, and I struggle! Without You, I am nothing! I need You to lead me. Help me commit every day of this week to come, to you. Help me learn to see things to completion. Help me to feel less like gluten-free, dairy-free mac and cheese and more like the real thing. Today is Sunday and Everything’s Dirty, but God, with You, tomorrow is Monday and everything can be clean and new once again. Let it be a fresh start in my home and in my heart.”
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