Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Cleaning Revisited

As I go about doing a bit of Spring Cleaning today,
I was reminded of this poem that I posted a few years ago.
Are you doing any Spring Cleaning?
(Home and/or Heart)

"Dear Lord Jesus:


As I go about my housework

Let me see each job I do,

As a service for my King

And a way of loving You.


Let me wash away my judgments

Of others right or wrong,

As I wash up the dishes

Place within my heart a song.


As I clean up little fingerprints

And lots of muddy shoes,

May I remember how you cleaned the feet

Of the loved ones you did choose.


As I mend up torn garments

And sew a button on,

Show me where I need to mend a breech

That's gone on far too long.


Let me tidy up my thoughts

As I tidy up the toys,

Let me sweep away my fears

Like the dirt from little boys.


May I be just as quick with my forgiveness

As I am with mop and broom,

Sweeping up the clutter

In my heart and living room.


May I rinse out pride and ego

As I rinse the bathtub out,

And while we are at it Lord

Let's take care of anger, hate and doubt.


Please remind me often Lord

That the way I'm called to serve,

Is an honor given me

And not below what I deserve.


You know Lord, as I look

At all the work we need to do,

I think we'd better house clean

At least each day or two."


Poem by Melanie Hubbard


"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."


momoflots said...

I LOVED this! As a mama with nine kids I needed this reminder - I think I may print this for my fridge!


momoflots said...

Oh - thanks for visiting my little blog :) I too am aching to get into the garden but a couple of my little ones are under the weather - so I'm sewing too. Little dresses for Spring for my little girls, also. Right now as I rocking the baby to sleep I'm looking at my garden - hoping to get those peas in and a couple more rows of spinach. Have a wonderful, sunny PNW weekend!


Camille said...

SO good Raeann! Thank you so much for sharing...I enjoyed it! Truly, may the LORD give us wisdom and help to live by its advice.

Blessings to you!

Susan said...

what a sweet prayer poem! Thank you for posting this. This is my first visit here and I too am doing some spring cleaning but it never occurred to me to do some spring cleaning in me :o)
hmmm how could I have missed that?

Anonymous said...

Reanne, I love this! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, and the pictures that you have chosen to go with the word fitted perfectly! It's always good for us as Homemakers to be reminded of why we do the things we do.

P.S. I haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope you are doing well.

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

I love this poem! Thanks for reminding us of what is really important to clean during any time of year. :)