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. :)