Thursday, 28 July 2011

Swept Clean

A home that houses 6 people, big, small and in between amasses a lot of dirt on the floor. The children are running wild outside, helping Dad in the yard, giggling silly with friends, and dragging it all in on their shoes at least a hundred times a day. Sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to have earthen floors during the summertime.

Again, I sweep the floors this morning and think, "Didn't I just do this last night?" "Didn't I just steam mop because it sure doesn't look like it!" And here I am, again, for the thousandth least...sweeping it clean.

But what do dirty floors really mean? They mean sunshine and helping hands in the yard. They mean summertime fun with friends and making memories you will soon never forget. They mean sweaty boys who sometimes remember to wear their shoes and bike rides and scrapes, bruises, bumps and falls. They mean healthy kids who run wild, play and work with their family.

I could sweep this floor because that is what my job is. I could sweep it and dread all day the kids running in and out; getting water, going potty, finding playmobil men or barbie dolls. But what if sweeping the floor and serving my family was about being thankful for the goodness of the Lord? What if, I swept the floor clean "unto Him" and my heart was genuinely thankful because His grace abounds.

"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than
for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the
inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."

Colossians 3:23-24 NASB


  1. Just read several of your blogs. Your heart for the Lord is refreshing and challenging. You are a great writer. May you continue to walk with the Lord. Your thankfulness was a blessing to read and an encouragement to me to be thankful!!! Love, Jane

  2. Jane, Your words are an encourgement to my heart! Thank you...