Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Everyday Chore

It's an everyday chore....sweeping my floors! Where we live we have lots and lots of sand. It seems it doesn't matter what kind of mat's at the door or how long we stand there and wipe our shoes....we always end up with sand in the floor. And there's nothing worse to walk across with bare feet than a gritty, sandy floor! Well, unless it's a sticky floor! :)

I'm trying to finish a Bible study on the family to teach to my Sunday morning ladies class. To tell the truth, it's hard getting it all together. I know the family is something that God holds dear to His heart and something that Satan hates. So I'm thinking the latter may have something to do with the problems I'm having getting it done!

In Ephesians 4: 24-27 the Bible talks about husbands and wives...the core unit of any family. "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

Let the wife be subject to her husband. Let the husband love his wife. So that what ? So that the church ...of which every saved person is a part...should be holy and without blemish. Or you might say, "Without any gritty sand on it!"
My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We love each other. We're happy we have been married this long. But sometimes we fuss. (Can anybody identify?)Sometimes I don't want to be subject to him!

Verse 26 said, "That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word." Every day I have to be cleaned up spiritually. Not to be saved over and over again but to get out the everyday grit that accumulates just from living! And how can I get cleaned up? By the "washing of water by the WORD"! By letting God's Word wash over my soul one more time. Maybe "chore" would not be a good choice of words for this daily cleansing spiritually but sometimes it does have to purposefully done. Just as I purposefully sweep the sand from my floors into the dust pan and then into the trash can.

May God bless you as you go about all your "Everyday Chores"!



Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Great thoughts, Marilyn.


Cindy said...

I am so glad that His mercies are new every morning and that He gives us a chance to cleanse ourselves daily.

Alene said...

Thank you girl! Those every day chores and disciplines are the hardest for me to conquer. In Jesus name I just keep moving. Blessings friend.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Chore or not, it is our obedience to tend to our souls that yields a fresh cleansing, and sometimes that obedience needs to be embedded in us, just like our daily chores.

Praying you feel the washing of God's water and the Word this weekend!

Love you friend.


LisaShaw said...

Thanks for sharing this Marilyn. Good lesson here!

I stopped in to say Hi and as I leave I'm praying for you with love...

Debra said...

These are very good thoughts for the soul Marilyn. Thanks so much for sharing with them!

Have a blessed Sunday,

LisaShaw said...

Hi Marilyn,

Just stopping in to pass my love to you! Wish you could have come to gIRL as I would have loved to meet you in person. Maybe next year. Hugs and blessings!