This post was originally written in Oct of 2007 when we lived off the grid and yet, today May 2014, I am reminded of how true these thoughts remain in my life. I hope you enjoy the encouragement as much as I was blessed to read it again myself.
Yesterday I did 10 loads of laundry- now that’s not bad considering that our family normally does 3 loads a day and the generator has been acting up for the last week.
There was a great deal of time for me to listen and ponder as the Lord spoke to my heart.
I enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the sound of my chickens, pecking the grass at my feet while I hung the clothes to dry. I had some treasured moments in prayer with the Father and started pondering how often the Lord speaks to me while I am doing my tasks as a wife and mother.
Does that happen to you too?
I spend time with the Father in prayer and reading, but most often I hear his voice when I am washing dishes or hanging laundry out to dry.
I hear him correct me when I am correcting a child- normally He’s saying… “This is just what I have been telling you…”
I hear him speak His great love for me as I gaze up at the stars or while I put a love note into my Joe’s truck.
I have heard him speak of my unmeasurable worth as I washed out the baby’s diapers
I have heard him say, “peace, be still” as I look at all the mountains in my life!
I have finally discovered that it’s in these everyday moments of serving my family that I often hear Him speak to my soul. This has caused me to purposefully slow down so that I can listen to what He has to share.
Who ever knew that mountains of laundry, a sink of dishes, or a pile of cloth diapers waiting to be washed could usher me into a Holy moment when God would speak to my heart and change me?
I’m so thankful I didn’t miss this!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood