Monday, September 24, 2012
I didn't want to get up this morning, I was tired...but I did it anyway!
If I stayed in bed, I would get nothing else done. I don't want to be idle or lazy. I thank God that He gave me some rest and that that I have a nice comfortable bed. Many do not have beds nor can they get rest in the violence that surrounds some. I thank God that His mercies are new everyday we wake up!
I'd rather stay in bed longer than get a shower...but I did it anyway!
If I stayed in bed and didn't get my shower, I wouldn't have gotten the refreshment that I did (And I wouldn't be clean either!!). I usually pray and or sing in the shower and that gets me going too! I thank God that I have good, clean, hot water. I thank God that my DH regularly pays the water bill on time. I thank God that my DH has a good job. I thank God that I can talk with him...even in the shower!!!
I did not want to make three beds...but I did it anyway!
If I didn't make the beds, they would look unkempt. There is something about the beds being made that is welcoming and cozy looking when you walk in the room. Did I do it perfectly? No! - no hospital corners or even tucking in all the sheets. I just make sure the bed sheets are pulled up and straightened and that's good enough for me. Thank you Lord that when my family is rushing to get out the door, I can take the time to make the beds for us/them. Thank You for the privilege of being a stay at home Mom. Thank You that I have a more flexible schedule. Thank You that You gifted my DH with a fine mind that he could get a good job that enables me to stay at home. Thank you for the gift of my family.
I didn't want to gather the trash from all over the house....but I did it anyway.
The trash would be unsightly and if I didn't collect it and put it all to the curb, my house would be not only unsightly but stinky too! I thank God that I can get rid of our mess. I thank God for the men who collect our trash and haul it off. I thank God that we started to recycle some of it and are gradually making the transition to do more.
I didn't want to come home from Church yesterday and do a big pile of dishes and make dinner...but I did it anyway!
It needed to be done and if I had just left the dishes, they would stock pile. I know this because after I did the dishes and made dinner...I had MORE dishes and I left them ...until today. Now I had another mess to clean...but I did it anyway!!! Stockpiled dishes look messy!!
So, I took the time to load the dishwasher and did a load by hand. Now my sink and counters look clean! Thank you Lord for dishes because that means we have eaten. Thank You for hot water, dish detergent, utensils, pots and pans, dishes, food and shelter for our family.
I didn't want to do the laundry...but I did it anyway!
Usually on Sundays I don't do the laundry (sometimes Saturdays too!). So, Mondays are a big laundry day for me. I have the third load in washing as I am typing. I was able to get the towels washed,dried, folded and put away. I love the feel of warm, fresh laundry just out of the dryer. Now my family will have nice, clean towels when they wash up. I didn't want to hand wash my daughter's bra but....I did it anyway. Yes, she could do it herself but it is good to be needed while I can. One day, she'll be out on her own and will HAVE to do it herself. While she is at college during the day and I am home, that's the least I could do for her. Now, my family will have freshly laundered clothes. Thank You Lord for washing machines and dryers. Thank You for laundry detergent and water. Thank You for electricity. Thank You that we have clothes to wear. Thank You that You have kept me in good health to do this for my family! Thank You for my wonderful family that I can care for everyday. I know many lack these things. I pray for their provision. I thank You that You have provided for us!
There are so many things in life that we don't want to do...but out of love and with thanksgiving towards God let's do them anyway and give God all the glory due His precious Name!
Now it's YOUR turn! I would love to hear from you!!
Name something you didn't want to do but you did it anyway or name something you don't want to do and how you plan to do it anyway.
(Healthy, positive things only, please!) For example, I wouldn't recommend you to say" I didn't want to eat 10 gallons of ice cream but I did it anyway!" (If you did, I'm not going to be mad at you but I would be concerned as your friend : ) )
Remember to thank God for that thing you didn't want to do but did anyway!