Man: Honey its three in the morning. Why are you making the bed?
Wife: George you KNOW I can’t stand an unmade bed in my house. Why, what if there was a fire and the firemen were to see such a mess right here in my own bedroom!
Man: But dear, I only got up to get a drink!
Wife: (fading out) I don’t care! Margret’s husband is a fireman and if he were to see…
Keeping a clean house is part of keeping a good testimony. And certainly God does expect us to keep our homes in order.
But oh how much TIME is wasted in Christian homes by striving for PERFECTION in housekeeping? Remember your home is first of all a place to LIVE, to minister, to raise your children. It’s not a museum showpiece or a fine art gallery. We don’t have time for that!
So relax, spend some extra time with God this week and think the dust as a protective covering for your china cabinet. 100 years from now you’ll be glad you chose that way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.