Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cleaning Toilets...Praising God?

It's Saturday. And if you're a normal family, you know what Saturday means: the special chores. Vacuuming, dusting, mopping, garage cleaning, and, the best of the best--toilets.

I have been cleaning the toilets in our home since I was old enough to hold a rag. With all that experiance, I really don't mind the job...I mean, someone has to do it, right? But there are times when I feel like complaining. Why do I have to clean the toilets, of all things? Can't I be the mopper? The duster? Anything other than my current station?

I was reading my Bible this morning in 1st Corinthians, just dreading getting out of bed to do the usual chore. My eye fell upon this verse:

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)

I stared at it for a moment, and felt quite guilty. I hadn't ever actually complained out loud about cleaning toilets, but in my heart I was being rebellious. And to make it worse--I had just been contemplating the idea that I needed to get "out there" and do more for the Kingdom. Help the World. To get me back on track, the Lord decided to show me that He wants me to serve right here in my home...right now. Cleaning toilets for all I am worth. 

We can't shine the kind of Light we want to the World until we respond to our callings within our homes, among our family members. God showed me that today, and I intend to make up for my past hardened heart.

By scrubbing the toilets even harder today. :) 


  1. Great post! Thanks for that great reminder! :)

  2. Ah, I feel your pain...I scrub toilets, rub down the mirrors, wipe the floor, rinse out rags, do the laundry, etc, etc, etc...

  3. Good post, Lucia! You are so correct - God is most honored when we are faithful in whatever He has called us to, wherever we are. And, the best preparation for the future is by serving Him wholeheartedly right where we are. Thanks for making those toilets shine! :)

  4. So true! I can't help but agree with your post. I read in my devotions recently that if we are faithful to God in little things, it shows that we can take bigger responsibilities. Doing things like scrubbing toilets isn't a very enjoyable task, but God does want us to obey, right?

  5. I had just been contemplating the idea that I needed to get "out there" and do more for the Kingdom. Help the World.
    How do you know it wasn't the Holy Spirit talking to you? God wants us all to get out there and help the world. I don't want my children to serve at home. I want them out there because Jesus wants them out there. Matt 25:35-46

  6. Great attitude! To serve God even when cleaning toilets! Awesome post Lucia! :)

  7. Haha Great post Lucia :)

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    God Bless,

    Rachel Lynn

  8. What a lovely post! I love how you put God into even something so mundane. Some friends and I talk about doing all things as unto the Lord and whenever we talk about it, I refer to this servitude as Toilet Bowl Theology. :-D It's very true.
    Love you,


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