Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Are there things you just don't like to do...other than your regular "have to's" like going to work, washing dishes?

I've not been looking forward to today...which I know is terrible to say. Every day is a blessing and a GOOD DAY...hence the cartoon to the left.

However...I must do one of my "try-to-avoid" chores...I'll be "steam cleaning" my first-floor carpets...and next week will be the second-floor's turn.

So, changing my attitude is my next step ...immerse myself in those scriptures to uphold my spirit...look to my "how to" book, b/c His Word will give me strength...the strength and perseverance I need to get through the next few hours of moving furniture, pushing, pulling, pouring, re-filling, and finally sanitizing the sink.

1 Corinthians 4:12 "...we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure..."

Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield;My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart exults,And with my song I shall thank Him."

1 Corinthians 3:8Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.?

Thank you, Lord, for giving me health to be able to clean my carpets. Your strength will uphold me through my labor today...remind me of your Words as I labor. I rejoice in knowing I will look upon my reward once my labor is completed, my clean floors that will be hosting about 40 teenagers later this week for Your glory. Amen and Amen

How are you being challenged in your "laboring" this week?


Sassy Granny ... said...

What a crack up! I love the title. I probably have more than one of those "try to avoid" days each week, and mostly they involve chores:

Avoid folding socks.
Avoid making bed.
Avoid wasing windows.
Avoid mounting ironing pile.
Avoid the bathroom scales.

Then there's those other challenges; the biggies ...

... confronting something IN LOVE
... letting go of an old, re-surfacing pain AGAIN
... hurting for my unsaved family members
... releasing the desire to strangle one of the young pastors on staff

Alas, my "avoids" never linger long. God is so good to drag me (sometimes kicking and screaming) to the place of remedy or of letting go, of peace.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

I am with you about cleaning floors or anything for that matter, it takes Gods strength to get me through or push me through or carry me through or carry me under, whatever, I just depend on him.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I got a chuckle out of the cartoon. She's a hoot huh?

It's true though. However, I can be quite honest and say there's been times where I just wanted Jesus to take me home (selfishly) because I couldn't endure any more emotional hurts and pains of my trials.

Yet, every day is a gift and until He calls us home, we should appreciate each one. We should appreciate the laundry, chores, and cleaning because there are some who can't do that...even young healthy women we know right here in blogland.

My chore...dreading doing my mom's taxes. I do mine and her's every year but it always make me nervous...sometimes it seems to easy and I double and triple check just to drive myself in sane.

There are many more things that need to be done but won't. I know my mini blinds are filthy. I've lived here four years and never cleaned them and don't think they were even clean when we got here. Instead, I just pray the potential buyers looking at my house don't look that close. Awful, huh?

thanks for your comment on my blog and about my picture. The camera does wonderful tricks to hide the imperfections.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

balancing the check book...avoiding
laundry... avoiding
cooking...avoiding (but the DH is out of town so I can get away with that one for another day)

come on over and we will avoid togeter over a latte'


Greg C said...

I hate it when my wife does the rugs because they are so heavy that I have to move them for her. It usually takes all day.

Technonana said...

I don't like to iron, and now that we have an empty nest, I don't very often... my next dislike is grocery shopping!!
Papa and I have to watch what we eat, so I have to read labels, unless it's a product that I am already familiar with.. so if I'm in a hurry, I just buy what I know will work. Otherwise, grocery shopping is a huge task!