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This week’s prompt is Laundry
I have to confess when I saw this week’s prompt, I sort of chuckled to myself. I had come here this morning expecting to really think about some deep, spiritual issue, something that I could spend a few minutes really thinking about before I started to type away.
Then I saw Laundry, and my fingers began to type because …well… do it everyday, sometimes several loads.
If you’re a mom, then you know how repetitive and mundane laundry can be. There is always that sweet spot that happens when the moon and sun align an all laundry is washed, folded and put away, where the only dirty clothes are the ones that you currently are wearing. But that only happens every once in a blue moon.
Wash. Dry. Fold. Put Away. Repeat.
That’s it, nothing to mind boggling. It’s the perfect chore to do in between other chores and task. And when you are folding the clothes, it’s also the perfect time to zone out to your happy place- watching T.V., listening to music or an audio book, visiting with a friend are just a few of the possible options.
Lately however I have been challenging myself to do something different when folding the laundry though. I have been challenging myself to memorize scripture during this time.
As part of the Fall Hide His Word in Your Heart challenge, I am memorizing the first chapter of Ephesians. I have found that the best time to daily meditate on those verses and practice repeating over and over is during the chore that I most repeat over and over, laundry.
So while I’m sorting and folding, I am am saying aloud my memory verses and letting them soak into my heart and mind.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God. To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly placed, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the word, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, with which He has blessed us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His purpose which He set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in Heaven and things on earth. ~ Ephesians 1:1-10
Currently we are only up to verse 10, but each week I am building on what I already have memorized by adding two new verses.
It’s not much, but it is a set time I have each day to practice my memory work. An added bonus? My kids hear me repeat Ephesians 1 over and over too! I hope that their little sponge brains are also soaking up this powerful scripture too.
So my laundry time has been transformed from the mundane to a time of scripture memory, and to be honest… I kind of enjoy laundry time now. Notice I said “kind of”! 🙂