I'm Tired of Cleaning

I'm Tired of Cleaning by Elizabeth GeorgeOver the Christmas break, kids will be out of school, family will be on vacation, and guests will be in and out of our home … which means the messes will be more frequent and the cleaning doubled. We get to choose our attitude toward this.

Would you describe what goes on in your home as “heaven on earth”? That’s quite an expression, isn’t it? Heaven on earth! Do you know that your home life is meant to be exactly that?

The Bible uses home life and marriage as illustrations of God’s relationship with His church, with the people who choose to follow Him. And when you live out your God-ordained roles and fulfill your God-given assignments others take notice and see proof of our special relationship with the Lord.

Lean on God

You have the privilege of presenting a picture of what heaven will be like to those around you. When you pursue with passion and purpose God’s design for a woman, a homemaker, a wife, a mother, you establish a home that reflects the order and beauty of life in heaven. An amazing opportunity, isn’t it? 

But maybe you’re thinking, “I’m tired of doing dishes, sweeping and vacuuming floors, dusting, picking up after other people!” I can so relate. But it is worth it! Or at least it can be.

Love Cleaning

You and I know that love is the world’s most powerful motivator. So love your home—love being there and love managing it, watching over it, keeping it, and, yes, cleaning up the mess. Love will enable you and empower you to tackle it, master it, and excel at it. Turn to the Lord to fire up your passion in your heart to manage your home His way...in a loving, serving, sacrificial capacity.

No task will be too difficult and no job will be meaningless with Him as the foundation.

It took me a while to discover there’s no greater responsibility and privilege in this world than to make a house a home. I know that takes work, which is not always appreciated. I truly honor what it takes to be a woman, a wife, and a mother today and I want to give you two presents right now: the gift of encouragement...and applause for a job well done in caring for your home.

Thank you for all you do to take care of yourself and your family. I pray that God will continue to bless you richly.

RESPOND

Lord, I thank You for the house I call home. Give me insight and wisdom in making my home reflect Your presence. You are welcome here! Amen. 

RENEWING RESOURCES

A Woman After God's Own Heart—Elizabeth George shares God's Word and woman-to-woman practical wisdom on how you can pursue God's priorities for your home and family in this encouraging book for women.

One-Minute Inspirations for Women—these uplifting devotions share practical everyday wisdom and make a perfect read as you take a break from cleaning (on sale for $2.49)!

REFLECT

Do I grumble, complain, or yell when I am cleaning my home?

REMEMBER

No task will be too difficult and no job will be meaningless with God as the foundation.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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