Like everyone, I'm sure you wake each morning & have certain rituals to start your day. For me, it is opening the blinds, opening my livingroom curtains, throwing a load of laundry on, filling the cat bowls, patting my cat, usually unloading the dishwasher all before starting breakfast for the kids or my highlight....coffee!
In the evening, I close the curtains & blinds, I check the doors to make sure their locked, I load the dishwasher and try to leave the sink clean, put another load of laundry on and I putter away at the clutter from the day.
So in the mundane, give thanks for the small but precious rituals we all repeat on a daily basis in our homes, the homes we are sooo lucky to have!
"Arise, shine." Isaiah 60:1
Drudgery is one of the finest touchstones of character there is. Drudgery is work that is very far removed from anything to do with the ideal - the utterly mean grubby things; and when we come in contact with them we know instantly whether or not we are spiritually real. Read John 13. We see there the Incarnate God doing the most desperate piece of drudgery, washing fishermen's feet, and He says - "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet." It requires the inspiration of God to go through drudgery with the light of God upon it. Some people do a certain thing and the way in which they do it hallows that thing for ever afterwards. It may be the most commonplace thing, but after we have seen them do it, it becomes different. When the Lord does a thing through us, He always transfigures it. Our Lord took on Him our human flesh and transfigured it, and it has become for every saint the temple of the Holy Ghost.
Oswald Chambers ~ My Utmost For His Highest - February 19th