“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.” —Proverbs 14:4
Here’s the principle from that verse. There are benefits to things but they also result in messes.
What a great reminder for us when we tend to focus on the negative, feel like complaining, or get frustrated with the messiness of life.
There are huge blessings in what we are do in our home. We may need to refocus sometimes because the frustrations of the mess can distract us. Pulling back every once in a while and being grateful for what we have can make a huge difference.
Every once in a while I find myself in a home that is pristine, white carpets, beautiful furniture, well-decorated…and no kids. In those moments I realize that I wouldn’t want that neatness at that price. I’ll keep the kids.
Be encouraged today!
Lord, thank you for your provision and the benefits of my family. At times I focus on the challenges but I know you want to use those in my life. Please help me to focus more on you and the strengths you’ve provided for me in this home. Amen.