I made my bed today.

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.”

This entry was posted in Spiritual Thoughts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to I made my bed today.

  1. clay hall says:

    sweet wife, thank you for a precious reminder of this principle that i have heard all my life and am still a student of. as dorothy sayers said, “the only Christian work is work well done.”

  2. Mom says:

    Remember the book Stepping Heavenward? The main point I got from that book is everything we do should be done for the glory of God. From making beds, to washing dishes, to doing for others, to teaching Sunday School, our secular jobs, everything is for His glory and His alone. I will admit it is much easier said than done, but when all is said and done, we want to hear the Master say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17

  3. Stacey says:

    I am learning from you everyday! I am living a life so similar to yours right now as I am on maternity leave! I have had Aidan 95% of the time so I have three children now as well. I have spent the last two days trying to “spring clean” and get the apartment to a “starting point” in order to attempt to keep it presentable for me and my children. It has been a frustrating task with a teething infant on one hip and a China doll on the other! 🙂 This entry is exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue even though I know we spend most of our time elsewhere and rarely ever have guests! Thanks!

  4. Claudia says:

    Dear Precious “daughter in love” The Colossians verse that you mention is marked in the Bible I had in my mothering preschoolers years with one word … “homemaking”… This too shall pass and you will remember fondly “the good old days. Thanks for being the loving precious mother and wife that you are. May the LORD provide all you need to shepherd your little flock of blessings.
    love & prayers,
    claudia ((( monica)))

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s