You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. ~2Timothy 3:14-15

Thursday, October 11, 2012


When we view our daily duties--cleaning, preparing, organizing, folding--as gifts, our perspective changes.  These tasks are no longer drudgery, but an opportunity to further the kingdom of God.  When we see that, and understand it, we will then be able to model it before our children and they will catch out enthusiasm and JOY in doing so. 

Ahh, but when we get to do them with our children, that is where kingdoms are built and generations are influenced......and they see the hand of God.

"What if there are greater, sometimes hidden, purposes in our most common activities-doing dishes, folding clothes, working in the yard together, making meals? Without returning to the pre-automobile days, we can renew the relational purposes of everyday living and find perspective in seemingly inconsequential activities. By coming together to help in the work of the home, we may find that folding laundry yields far greater results than a stack of clean clothing"

(Modified excerpts from Seeing the Everyday, no. 19, October 2012, p. 4.)

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you! And working along side my children is such a pleasure! It's spending time with our children while teaching them responsibilities too! Great post!