Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 13 Finding Joy In Your Work

Welcome friends!

The days are so busy aren't they? And I wonder how many of you are trying to keep up with the laundry and dishes and a thousand other things that always seem to need done again.

Below is something from a long time favorite author Elisabeth Elliot. As you go about your Saturday-stuff, I hope this little story will help you re-frame your joy thinking. 

What you do in Jesus name is important. 


Work should always be associated with joy...

The story is told of three women washing clothes. A passerby asked each what she was doing.

"Washing clothes" was the first answer.

"A bit of household drudgery" was the second.

"I'm mothering three young children who will someday fill important and useful spheres in life, and wash-day is a part of my grand task in caring for these souls who shall live forever" was the third.

Ordinary work, which is what most of us do most of the time, is ordained by God every bit as much as is the extraordinary. All work done for God is spiritual work and therefore not merely a duty but a holy privilege.

Elisabeth Elliot
The Shaping of a Christian Family

No comments:

Post a Comment