I’m just gonna be really honest – it’s been awhile since I made my home sing. Lately, I’ve been content to just find a particular level of maintenance and call it “enough” when really, it is just barely squeaking by. sigh.
One day last week I was online and really – in my heart of hearts – I just wanted to get sucked into my computer and not have to deal with two bored girls, a needy cat, bills to be paid, loads of laundry and well, you know the rest.
I don’t like cleaning toilets.
I love writing and blogging.
I don’t like cleaning up after the cat who seems to have a serious problem with gorging and then vomiting weekly.
I do love visiting with friends on Twitter and playing Farmville on Facebook.
So, at some point, God entered the picture and began clearly telling me to get off the computer. I didn’t want to. But God, I’m writing “Christian” stuff here – can’t I have just a DAY to myself to do fun things I want to do?
After some serious conviction I shut the computer down put it aside and began focusing on my girls. My attitude hadn’t quite shifted, but I was moving and getting juice cups ready and thinking about lunch. And I stayed off the computer for the rest of the day.
And you wouldn’t BELIEVE what I accomplished. Even I couldn’t believe what I had accomplished. It didn’t look like much had changed around here – but I knew I’d swept down the stairs and the kitchen. I knew I’d rolled on the floor with the girls and played and laughed. I knew several things got put back into their keeping place.
And it made a difference. Maybe my blogging makes a difference – occasionally, on a good day – but Making My Home Sing – I can see and feel the difference…
So today, I am going to focus on my home & family – not just race through stuff – but FOCUS on what needs to be done and pray over my To Do list and pray over my computer time and ask God to help me DO the right thing.
I’m going to make My Home Sing today.