Finding Joy in all Things
What a fun week we’re having. Our two youngest grandchildren are staying for the week. This afternoon, papa had them weeding the flower beds. Can you imagine? He challenged them to see how many weeds they could pull. They also removed Hosta leaves that looked bad. They had a blast!
I do weed the flowers, but not with the enthusiasm these children evoked. Isn’t it amazing that our mundane tasks can be fun to someone else?
I wonder if God watches me perform some tasks in a disgruntled manner and wonders why I’m not enjoying myself. What a shame that he blesses my family with a beautiful home and I at times grumble about cleaning the floors or washing windows. That doesn’t make much sense, does it?
Colossians 3:23 MSG says, “Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.”
Did you get that? “The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible.” It couldn’t be said any clearer. We need to do our best, and not grumble about it. Whew! What an eye opener.
I love how Max Lucado puts it. “Find joy in the ordinary.”
Do you have tasks that you don’t like doing? Do you have a way to accomplish them without losing your cool? I’d love to hear from you.
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