Luke 4:44 (NIV)
This morning I woke with the realization that I had to continue to do yard work today. Of course, Jim
always cuts and edges the lawn, but in this July heat and with all this rain, there is much to be done. In
addition to the usual trimming of bushes and weeding, something is eating our front lawn and a portion of sod needs to be replaced. I can’t with a clear conscience let Jim try to do it by himself. I would rather do a million other things, but I must keep on.
Our Scripture this morning says that, “Jesus kept on.” I am wondering if He ever felt like doing something else. Like taking a day off. Or going for a swim in a Lake Galilee. Even when dining with friends, I imagine the topic was always about His ministry. Remember the story of Jesus dining with his best friends and Mary sat at His feet. Doesn’t seem like they might have been talking about town gossip? Or discussing politics? I can’t imagine Him complaining about his sore feet from so much walking. “He kept on preaching.”
Is there a task that you would rather not do today? Perhaps you need to organize your closet or do the laundry again. Jesus says, “Keep on.” Some tasks are endless, yet must be done. Maybe you should re-define your thoughts about what must done today. Can doing the dishes be ministry Is your work your calling?
In all things you do, glorify God. Thank Him for your able body. Thank Him even for bushes and weeds. He created them for a purpose and we get to tend to them. We are God’s gardeners today. Choose a good attitude toward your to-do list and “keep on.”