It’s cleaning day around here.
I love cleaning day. Really.
You know why?
The smell of fresh laundry as it’s folded and tucked away in a drawer or closet.
The scent of lavender kitchen spray as I wipe down the granite.
The way the mirror looks so clean after I wipe it down.
The dirt that comes up off the floor in the vacuum after I use the Swiffer.
The way the ring around the tub goes swimming down the drain.
These are wonderful. But there is something even better.
It’s a time of worship for me.
It might sound strange, but it is also true.
I toss the normal routine of Bible, pen, and journal out for the morning.
I let go of that which becomes chore instead of joy when I hold too tightly to it...
And I put on a little worship music in the background and sing along.
I get lost in praise.
Sometimes I leave the music off and just talk to God.
Though mostly I listen. It’s a good time for that.
And as I scrub and tidy, this heart of mine?
I think it knows that pouring out praise is the best way to do any work.
Want to join in? Today, I'm putting on a little Jeremy Riddle. :)
Grace and Peace be ours in abundance as we pour out praise in whatever work the day has in store for us.