Oswald Chambers: “We are not meant to be seen as God’s perfect, bright-shining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His grace. Drudgery is the test of genuine character. The greatest hindrance in our spiritual life is that we will only look for big things to do.”
“Jesus…took a towel and…began to wash the disciples’ feet…” (John 13:3-5).
The last thing we men want to do are all the minuscule tasks of daily living… ask any guy from the 40’s and 50’s what their wives did… raise 6 to 8 kids, do the wash, ironing, shopping, cooking, cleaning, scrubbing, etc…. all the minuscule tasks of life that we guys hated to do… we men did all the important, significant things… we were the breadwinners, the heads of our house, responsible for the finances and other important decisions that needed to be made.
That way of life is long gone… now we can all discover the joy of doing the drudgeries of every day life. The Lord has brought me to a place where I have embraced all the small repetitious things that are so much a part of my life… whatever they look like… (nothing like owning a restaurant to help with that) … cutting the lawn, digging out dandelions, climbing ladders to scrape and paint the house, (everyone should own a picket fence)…
🙂 …. just ‘washing feet’... wherever and whenever….
After reading the book “Dream Big”, I saw how dreaming big is a good thing…. actually a very important part of life…. what a thrill it was to talk to Nate about it after he read it… more next time….