I made my bed today. I’ve always been one of those people that wondered why I should make my bed if I was just going to get back in it later on that night. With all the rush and chaos that characterized my mornings when I was in school and then working, taking 3 extra minutes to make my bed just seemed impractical. Then, when I quit working to be a stay-at-home mom, the demands of my daughter(s) just seemed to urgent to take time out to make the bed. I got fairly diligent about keeping the rest of the house neat, and clutter picked up, and the bathrooms fairly clean, but somehow I never got into the habit of making my bed. Lately though, I’ve been doing better, and in explaining why, I’ll get to my point. Work done well glorifies God. It’s that simple. When I take care to put in the extra effort in my work around my home, I give God glory. True, no one sees my bedroom all through the day. My husband is so tired when he finally gets home from work, that he probably doesn’t even notice if the bed is made or not. But when I strive for excellence as much as possible, to the point of even making my bed when no one will see it but me and God, then my work is pleasing to Him. My home is not a showplace, and with three children under the age of 5, it is often quite messy and I can’t always keep up with the toys and princess dresses and books that find their way out into every corner of the house. But my bed is made. And I’ve done that, as I try to do all things, to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Colossians 3:23-24: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”