Taking a stroll along a lovely path
Instead, it has already been a morning of this:Cleaning a very sticky hardwood floor. Our twin grandsons were over last night, and one of them spilled his fresh pineapple all over the floor. Talk about a sticky mess!
And here is what I will likely be doing today:
Helping my daughter repaint this furniture that was give to her.Watching "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness," a movie about Gladys Aylward, missionary to China. If you haven't read about her, read up! She was a jewel.
Needless to say, my plans have changed. Not by design, but by The Designer, the Blessed Controller of all things. Now, I could do one of two things; I could mope around all day and do nothing (tempting), or I can get up and get busy, which I must do as soon as I finish this. Paul the apostle wrote in Col.3:23; "In whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." In other words, it is not just at church when I am teaching a class or cleaning the missionary house or doing a work day that I am to do my best. Everything that I do is a "ministry" to the Lord. When I make pancakes for the family, when I clean the hardwood floors, when I sit down to sew with a granddaughter or paint furniture--all of this I am to do as unto the Lord, and not for men.
If you have not read The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, it would behoove you to get it and read it. In fact, I think I should drag it back out for myself! I don't know what it looks like outside at your house, but I pray that as you go about your day, you will do all as "unto the Lord, and not unto men."
Have a glorious weekend! (I can't believe it! The sun may be coming out! I wonder if I should change my plans?)
I'm linking to:
Home Grown Families
Never Growing Old