Thursday, June 28, 2012

day to day

My day to day often looks the same. Little things change. I may do laundry one day and meal plan the next, but overall it's a lot of me caring for little  ones and keeping house along the way. 


Even though the daily tasks remain the same my heart doesn't. God is faithful to meet me right where I'm at. He reveals himself to me and sanctifies me among dishes and laundry. I love being around my children. Pouring my time into them, teaching them bible verses, and playing with them is easy. But the other things, changing diapers, potty training, grocery shopping, and giving baths were things I saw as duties. Things I had to accomplish in my day. I didn't necessarily mind doing them, but I didn't see them as blessings. It made it easy for me to complain about them when things weren't going smooth. 


God's been teaching me that the daily tasks are blessings. They are my acts of worship to him. I know it sounds strange to say that changing a diaper is a blessing, but it is. It's a way I can serve my little girls and show them I love them. And if I do it with that kind of attitude, my children will know they are blessings in my life and not burdens. I never want them to think I see them as burdens. I want my kids to know and feel the love I have for them. Caring for them is my joy no matter what that entails.  



10 comments:

Wendy said...

I co lead a parents group at our church and we had a speaker come in a few months ago and she talked about this exact idea. All of our "duties" are presents from God, its whether or not and how we accept those gifts. Thanks for the reminder today! Beautiful pictures!

Brandi said...

This is a great great mindset. I need more of it!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What a beautiful post.... and a great reminder of the wonderful blessing of motherhood. When I'm feeling down about tedious everyday tasks.... I remind myself to be grateful that I actually "get" to do these things versus "having" to.

bandofbrothers said...

so true! you are one of the best mommies i know and i'm always encouraged and inspired by you! thanks for sharing.

Our Family of Four said...

Great post and what a cute family.

Hi, I'm Sarah said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

The Arizona Russums said...

Mmm... Amen sister. The daily acts of worship are so important, yet so easy to miss.

nthecity said...

"God's been teaching me that the daily tasks are blessings. They are my acts of worship to him" SO great! Such a good reminder for my heart - even if my daily tasks aren't diaper changes. :)

erica said...

I love meeting women like you. I needed to hear this. Routine duties of a SAHM are exhausting. I often forget who I'm really serving day to day. Yes my family, but more importantly my God. This is the season of my life. This is my purpose, now. May I rejoice and be glad in it!

Sharstin said...

seriously love---and what a great reminder. These picts are priceless

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