“Hi Mommy!” my daughter exclaims as she bounds past me in the hallway. Before turning to follow her, I peek into the room she just came bursting out of and my heart sinks.
Less than an hour ago, we spent 20 minutes cleaning her room, and now toys are everywhere. And when I say we, I really mean I, because let’s be honest, a two-year-old isn’t much help when it comes to putting toys away.
I hesitate outside her door, struggling with the urge to put the room back together. But as I turn and follow my daughter down the stairs, peace fills my soul. The process is slow, but I am learning to be like Mary instead of Martha—to dedicate my life to God, instead of stressing over a clean house.
For scripture tells us: “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:3-4 NKJV).
These two verses have become my homemaking lifeline. Meditating on them renews my mind whenever I start believing achievement builds my house, cleanliness establishes it, and cute, Pinterest worthy décor should fill the rooms.
Today I’m sharing my lifeline with all the other Marthas out there over at Living Free Indeed. Click here to continue reading.