i recently realized that i like Mondays. i love Mondays. Most people hate Mondays and i also used to hate that day as well. i would get up and realize that i had to start another week with minimal help from 7-6 every day. hard work.
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then my sister in law introduced me to this!
super creepy, right?? well, super motivating is more like it!! check out www.flylady.com. this is a great system for keeping on top of your house throughout the week. now what does this have to do with Mondays, you ask? well, let me tell you.
on Mondays there is a ‘weekly blessing hour’ where you clean up your house and give it a good once over. but it only takes 1 hour, usually. it is kind of like pushing the reset button on the nintendo after you had a bad game. (well, at least that is what it feels like in my house.) it is so nice to know that by 10 am on monday, i would not freak out if someone stopped by unexpectedly for a visit. so now i LOVE mondays for that reason.
i started thinking a few weeks ago while running the vacuum on my decluttered living room (am i selling it yet??) about how much i loved Mondays. it is actually more than the cleaning being all done. it is the chance to ‘start over’. then i got to thinking that God is like that. He lets us ‘start over’ when we come to Him with an open and honest heart. we mess up all the time and when we agree with him about our sin and confess it to Him and ask for forgiveness, He ‘resets’ the relationship with Him. i think about this every monday. i need to think about this tuesday through sunday as well. it will keep me in a right relationship with my Creator! how wonderful is that?!?
it reminds me of the verse that says:
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
He is faithful even when we are faithless. He is forever merciful. His love never ceases…every morning, every minute, every second. we should eagerly run to Him when we mess up, confess our sin, and let Him ‘reset’ us. it is wonderful and so freeing!
do you know the Lord in this way? Have you repented of rejecting Him? Turn to the Lord today. it is monday. a great day to start over 🙂
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