When Homemaking Feels Mundane
Some days, homemaking just feels… mundane.
I don’t know if it was the fact that the sun was not shining, that I was tired from lack of sleep last night, or that I’m recovering from a nasty cold all week, but I just didn’t feel like cleaning the house today.
But the house really needed a good cleaning.
In just a few days my house will be filled with people I love. There will be twenty of us in this house for five days. If I don’t start out with a relatively neat space, there’s no way I’ll be able to keep up once everyone arrives.
About mid afternoon I knew I needed to get started. So I prayed. I asked God to give me the strength and the discipline to get it done.
And you know what? He did.
God cares about your daily struggles. He is always there, waiting to lift the burden from your heart. Homemaking isn’t as much about the daily mundane tasks as it is about your heart being willing to make your house a home.
Housework will always need to be done. Anyone can scrub toilets or vacuum floors. God is not impressed by the work of our hands. He wants to see a woman whose heart is ready to serve in the most humble of tasks because while Christ was the King of Kings he came and willingly served. As a wife and mother, I have been called to the ministry of homemaking. No matter in what other capacities I may serve, homemaking will always be a part of who I am.
The girls and I got a lot done. We’re not totally done. But we got the main things I wanted to get done today checked off of my list.
And I was able to check off each of my daily tasks from this week’s This is My Life Planner. And it feels good.
Do you have days where you would just really rather be doing something else? What helps you get in the mood to clean?
Sundays at Home Link Up
Our families are blessed when we are intentional about homemaking. From choosing the perfect recipes, to making the bed, decorating or cleaning the bathroom, homemaking is a ministry.
How have you been intentional about homemaking this week?
Now, for my favorite pick from last week. When my babies were babies, I used cloth diapers and cloth baby wipes that I sewed myself! In fact, a little known fact about me is that I used to have a cloth diaper sewing business online called Snickerdoodles Baby! So, be sure to check out 5 Tips for Using Cloth Baby Wipes from Mimi Mommy and Me.
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How are you blessing your home this week?
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