Maintenance Mondays: The Heart of It All

By Karen Isbell

I have been putting together a series of posts for Mondays on how I’m working on the discipline of organization.

As I got up to bat the Lord threw me a curveball: To look at the heart of it all

Why didn’t I get the cleaning done that day?

Was I lazy?

Did I mismanage my time?

Was my intent to get it done?

Did I value extra time with Ellie over the dirty dishes?

Did I value folding the laundry over quality time with Bryan?

Did I chose the temporary over the eternal?

I want to teach Ellie responsibility and the importance of stewarding what God has blessed her  with but not at the expense of leading her to believe that the temporary is more important than the eternal.

I know when I stand before God, He won’t ask if I did laundry everyday, but He will ask how I shepherded my daughter’s heart.

I want to make sure my pursuit of this discipline is intentional and I use it to shape Ellie’s heart, not neglect it.

I pray, I am sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit for when I need to let the dishes be dirty and have a few extra minutes with my sweet girl.

I pray I am sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit for when I need to shepherd Ellie’s heart towards womanhood by helping her learn about responsibility and stewardship.

The heart of it all: intentionality

1 Comment on Maintenance Mondays: The Heart of It All

  1. Beth Webb
    May 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your heart! You are beginning an amazing (and some days maddening) journey! I cannot wait to see all God does in & through your family. Love you girl!!!

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