Five Minute Friday: Worship

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This week Five Minute Friday is at (in)courage. You can read about its origin there.

Prompt: Worship

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Dishes (July 30, 2009) [134/365]
source: brenderous

The laundry’s been in the dryer for two days. It’s my clothes, so I convince myself it’s OK, that as long as I have something to wear I’ll be fine. Yoga pants that I wore pregnant and are hanging off, huge? Whatever.

I feel caught in a trap of bad housekeeping. Every time I start, a child wakes up, cries, or gets everything back out. (I am in fact doubtful I can make it five minutes without the baby waking this morning.) And, of course, to start with, I am an awful, reluctant housekeeper. It’s one of my main sources of guilt.

And if I face it with guilt, with dread, with “why doesn’t my husband help?” or “when can I teach the kids to do this?” it rarely gets done.

But when I cling to the sponge as if it’s Jesus? Washing dishes with Scripture in my head or a podcast playing on the laptop or hymns on my lips? It becomes worship. It becomes church, right there, praise and thanksgiving and confession and letting Him be good enough for me.

It’s when I embrace doing whatever for His glory that I really feel alive. That I feel Him next to me, drying the plates and telling me I am enough for this life He’s put me in.

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9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Worship

  1. Amen sister! There’s a stack of dishes in my own sink, and the only reason my clothes aren’t still in the dryer is I’m using a laundromat… which is part of why I hate laundromats, who has time to fold clothes? =)

  2. As I read this, I thought to myself that you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. I know it’s easier said then done, but all moms have the experience that you just described. Somehow, we learn to be resilient.

    That said, I love what you came away from the experience with. Finding a way to worship God in the midst of our busy lives is a blessing in itself. Actually worshiping Him instead if focusing on the moment is another. I have experienced this before and I often have moments like this as well. I pray that you are able to continue to be blessed with such a fruitful perspective.

    I enjoyed reading the post and commend you for your courage.

  3. I have a hard time doing housework anyway…and my husband’s job is pretty part-time right now so he has been doing a lot of the housework for me (directed by me, of course….it’s funny how men see the world-or the state of the house-so differently than we do!). I can apply this in many areas of my life, though. When I get frustrated with the state of things that are not the way I want them to be, I remind myself of how much God has blessed me….just by allowing me to be, to be His child, and with every breath. It reminds me to be worshipful in everything that I do…though sometimes (often!) I fail Him miserably!

  4. “I am enough for this life He’s put in me.” Yes. I have to admit that I used to think worship happened in public, when many were watching. Reading through so many posts about worship being a state of heart in whatever we do…it’s been such a beautiful reminder to embrace each moment for Him and live it that way, too. That’s worship. Beautiful words! Blessings and happy week to you! 🙂

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