Unfolded clothes taking over? And after dinner, baths, stories, and prayers, tackling the dishes right away just wasn't happening? Crusting over by now, are they?
Did the last hour of the day go awry? Did they fall asleep with the cantankerous echo of a drippy-faucet Momma in their heads?
The voice sounds. His voice. Sit and read your Bible first.
I know the other voice in your head. The Martha voice. If I don't tackle the dishes and clothes right now, the next day will go poorly.
Mothers really are overworked. We become like hefty trucks, determined to plow through, working to stay afloat. When we take a break, we're behind, so we keep on plowing.
Martha is wrong though. The next day won't go poorly because of piled-up chores. It goes wrong because of piled-up sin. Because we didn't bathe ourselves in Him.
Wash yourself in the Word first. When we put Him first, everything else falls into its rightful place. Trust Him to bring peace and harmony into your days.
Martha's voice is strong, but we must fight her lies. We must fight our notion that it all depends on us. On whom does it really depend?
Open your Bible, my friend. It'll make you smile.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”