I'm sure we've all had those moments. The moments where you are so exhausted, but know you have to clean. Once you start into the chore, you keep muttering to yourself, Didn't I just do this yesterday? And its already dirty again??
That's when that little voice inside you starts whispering, You know its not going to stay like this right? You know that you're just going to have to do it all again tomorrow? Why don't you just leave it be...
The other day, I was mopping the kitchen for what seemed like the 5th time that week, and I was having a mental battle in my mind. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy cleaning. I am always happy when I look back on a chore and see everything is tidy and spotless. But some days, I just get so worn down, that I'd rather do anything else than clean.
I began to mentally complain to myself, that I was just wasting my time. That the floor would just be stomped on with muddy boots by the end of the day, then I'd have to mop all over again. In that second, a thought struck me. What if that's what God thinks of us?
What if God just gave up from cleaning us of our sins? What if He just cast us aside, deciding to just leave us be because we'd get dirty again right after He cleansed us?
Thank you, Lord, He doesn't! He has an abundance of patience to deal with us. He sticks to His work, through thick and thin, through the good times and bad, through the clean, perfect moments, and through the dirty, ashamed-with-sin moments.
That thought, that God would never give up on cleaning us from our sin, gave me something to think about during that day, the next day, and all the days leading up until now. It will probably stay with me for a long time as well. It made attending to my chores a little bit sweeter :)
~Peace, love, Kentucky Derby~