I wrote this several years ago, it was always one of my most popular posts over on "Lessons From Ivy." I've deleted it from over there though because the blog is officially moved to KMLogan.com so I thought you might enjoy it here today.
I've been recovering from a bad infection and needless to say my energy has tanked. I haven't exercised in almost 3 weeks, and I can hardly get up from the couch to do dishes or make dinner. Things are looking better, but now I'm getting greatly discouraged at the state of my not so clean house.
Having a clean house however is not the most important thing about this home. Fixing the bit of carpet my cat scratched up isn't either. Cleaning the raspberry stain in my living room isn't even number one on my priority list. Nor is shoveling my walk, doing the laundry, taking out the trash, or even paying the bills.
Do not misunderstand me. Keeping my home in order and running smoothly are very important things. They just pale in comparison to the need to keep Christ the number one priority. My great-grandchildren will probably never know about my house-keeping habits, but I pray they will know my effort to be faithful to Christ. I can't take a shiny kitchen sink to heaven with me, but my children will be able to come providing they've made a decision to follow Christ. That decision starts with every small thing they are taught by my husband and I.
I suppose I can stand to look at a sink of dirty dishes while I'm still recovering, knowing that we haven't forgotten the most important thing.
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