I’m supposed to be cleaning.
I hate cleaning house.
And while we’re at it, I will tell you I had to go to the dentist this morning and I hate going to the dentist. It was raining and I hate going out in the rain. I also had to run by WalMart and I hate going to WalMart.
It’s really tempting to indulge the grouch within, but in His kindness to me the Spirit whispers the following:
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col. 3:17)
So, I will get up from the computer and finish cleaning house, in the name of the Lord Jesus. I will thank Him for my home and my family and the richness of our life together that often leaves a mess behind, a mess that is my privilege to clean, as unto the Lord.
I will also be grateful for dentists and fillings. I will thank the Lord for the rain and for the resources to buy shampoo at WalMart. And as I do, grouchiness gives way to peace. It’s beyond my understanding, but gratitude trumps grouchy every time.