Monday, February 14, 2011

The Delights of Dreaded Domestic Duties

One of the things that the Lord changed my heart about (when going through the previously mentioned study with my pastor's wife) was my attitude towards certain hated chores. Namely, ironing and dishes.

Do any of you hate doing the dishes??? Because I sure did! How about ironing? It can be very time-consuming, and not so delightful at the end of a long work day.

Graciously, the Lord has slowly changed my heart towards those things. Elizabeth George, and Janet (my pastor's wife), helped me to realize two things. 1)Washing the dishes and ironing Niall's shirts is being obedient to the Lord by fulfilling the role He has given to me. 2) By faithfully performing these acts I am serving and showing love to Niall.

Realizing those two things has completely changed my attitude! There is joy in knowing that you are obeying God and blessing your husband. I wonder sometimes how I can serve God and how I can best please Him, and this is such a simple and truly easy way if you really think about it. And when I go to my sink, piled high with the day's dishes, and think about honoring God and my husband, it makes me happy. And that joy carries me quickly and painlessly through the task at hand.

May the Lord grant you joy in the duties you dread to carry you through!

1 comment:

  1. Yay Rachel! It's so true that when we have the right attitude, those dreaded chores become much easier. You are already an encouragement to me, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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