Stonebrook Women’s Blog: (Judy Anderson)
We are in a bit of a war over here. A couple of months ago we found that somehow cloth moths had been brought into the home. So we decided that it was time to nip this in the bud and see what we could do to get rid of them. We deduced that they were mainly in two bedrooms and decided that every single item in those rooms must be cleaned and washed, including walls down to the last sewing button, stuffed bear and sock. Jessica’s girls were great troopers, going through all of their things and cleaning out. After days and hours of cleaning, I found myself growing very, very weary of all this cleaning. It seemed it took so long to only get a little progress. Then I was reminded of a verse that I had all of my homeschooling years on the wall above my desk; Galatians 6: 9-10.
“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” I was growing weary of doing good for my family and home. There are so many things that we can become weary of doing, like: getting up at night with that little one, training the kids in the same area again (will they ever get this?), trying to patiently homeschool, or being shut up in the house and only being able to get with friends or grandkids via Zoom. So how do we not grow weary in doing this good for our families and friends?
Another verse that I had on my wall next to Gal. was Psalm 46:10 “Release, relax, let go, be still, cease striving and KNOW that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,” and Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Was I striving on my own or was I resting and focused on the Lord, and that I was doing a good work? We still have some more cleaning to do but I can see the end in sight. We would love prayer that we got all the bugs. Most important is that I make sure that I find my rest in Christ.