I read somewhere that Buddhists call the drudgery of routine , the ” laundry”. Well, some Buddhist somewhere probably got that from his mom. 

Because no truer words have been spoken!
I really don’t like laundry.
Don’t get me wrong…
I love putting on fresh smelling clothes, especially when they’re still a little warm from the dryer!
Heaven!
But I HATE the neverendingness of it.
There is always more to wash, more to dry, more to soak.
There’s always a crayon that’s mistakenly left behind in somebody’s pocket (cough! cough! Micah!)

Folding clothes is stupid.
It just is!
Once the kids pick them up to take them to their rooms, they are SO not even resembling a piece of folded clothing!
It’s so pointless.
But I DO it.
And I’ll wash those same shirts, socks and stained underwear (cough!cough! Micah!😁) within the next two days!

Guaranteed. 
“Drudgery”, indeed.
Monotonous, boring, robotic, mindless….
YUCK!!

How much of your life is beginning to feel like this?
How about your life with God?

Is it more of an intimate,  encouraging,  ongoing,  revitalizing relationship?
Or is it more like
Laundry?

Is it you and Him, figuratively holding hands when taking a walk down by the river?

Is it you, letting Him wipe away your tears?

Or is it a box you check?
Sometimes I treat Jesus like He’s “one more chore” I’ve got to finish.

And I  KNOW it’s not supposed to be like this!

And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32


And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.

Mark 12:27




My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.

Song of Solomon 2:10



“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.

Song of Solomon 2:14 




Now, don’t get me wrong. Every relationship takes work, time, commitment, and discipline.

But it’s also supposed to be EXCITING!

THRIVING!

PASSIONATE!

THRILLING!

ON FIRE!!!!!!

Please don’t miss those adjectives!

And please don’t miss those verses!

 Soak them in. 

Marinate.

These verses tell of the passionate love God has for each of us.

He wants EVERYTHING we are.

When I  hear how our hearts should BURN inside when He speaks through His Word…

When I  read how He wants me…

My heart,

My mind,

ALL my strength…

When I hear how He wants to steal me away to our “secret place”…

That’s BEAUTIFUL. 

Everything we’ve ever wanted and more!
And…
Nothing like laundry!

Laundry or Love!

11 thoughts on “Laundry or Love!

  1. I have a sign in my laundry room “Wash today, fold tomorrow, put away someday, iron never”! Washing gets done throughout the week but the folding and putting away some how gets put off until the weekend. Oddly enough, I have actually begun using that time as an opportunity to listen to some Christian music and spend time with God. Folding clothes is monotonous but there is something soothing about the repetition while I talk with God.

  2. I’m so glad that my relationship is not drudgery. All the beautiful words you expressed for the excitement for Christ is what I have!

  3. I pray that I never lose the passion I have for God. It’s always a challenge to give Him the best and first part of my day, but it’s always worth it!

  4. I love this analogy! Our spiritual life shouldn’t be like laundry, it should be like something beautiful and exciting that we look forward to! Thanks for this post it was a real encouragement!

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