Monday was such an amazing day! I don’t get to say that often, but my Monday the other day was so productive! Sure, we had our usual meltdowns, but I was able to get so many things accomplished!
I unloaded the dishwasher BEFORE breakfast.
School wasn’t as much of a fight.
Everyone liked lunched.
I completed 4 loads of laundry by the end of the day (completed = washed, dried, folded, and put away). *This is HUGE you all!*
I even ironed like 9 work shirts for my husband.
Dinner didn’t come from a drive-thru, the freezer aisle, or at the crock pot. I actually cooked.
I don’t know what it is about Mondays, but I am the most productive on Mondays then any other day of the week.
Then, Tuesday rolled around, like it always does. BAM! School went horrible. Tears and screaming over toys. Crying over falling down. Over nothing. Over everything. Breakfast came from a toaster. Lunch was sandwiches (again). I felt like such a failure. The dishes were piled in the sink, and the dishwasher was full of the dishes from yesterday. Our big “outing” that day was going to the bank. Drive-thru, so I didn’t have to actually have to change out of my yoga pants. It all seemed so small and insignificant. Tuesday.
Good thing I was behind….(Thoughts on Ruth 2:1-16):
Similarly, Ruth’s simple and consistent acts of faithfulness have Kingdom-size ramifications. And have you noticed she was not some long-time, uber-religious believer who earned a spot in the God-story, even the lineage of Christ? Far from it. She was just a young woman doing hard things because she believed it was what she was called to do. We don’t hear this in her words, but we see it in her actions. Her faithfulness is not bright and shiny, her work not award winning or perfectly planned. She is simply following God’s lead, taking the next right step.
“It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”
Psalm 17:8 – Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Psalm 36:7 – How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
Psalm 57:1 – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.
Psalm 91:4 – He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
Keep going momma, your small acts of kindness matter. Yes, we all know the ordinary is extraordinary. Keep going, but only if you are resting in the shadow of His wings. Only if you are devoting time and energy into your relationship with God. Keep changing those diapers. Keep the smile when you just want to throw in the towel and scream back at them. Keep filling your coffee cup, but fill your soul with His Truth.
Emily – Morning Motivated Mom
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