I hate folding laundry. Most of the time, our clean laundry hangs out in a basket, and our dirty laundry hangs out on the floor. Storing clean laundry in a basket is really not the best idea though; the clothes get wrinkled and bunchy, and then you have to iron them before you can wear them, and you can never find the shirt you were looking for...you get the point.
I don't know why I dislike putting away the laundry so much. It looks like a huge, time-consuming mountain, but I know that mornings run smoother at my house when everyone knows where their clothes are. The worst is when Cara's clothes are still in a basket. Changing and dressing a wild toddler is so much easier when an outfit is easily accessible.
My resolution for 2011 is to focus more on my home, and the laundry is part of my home. In order for me to get into the habit of consistently putting the laundry away, I'm going to have to change my attitude towards it.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offereing and sacrifice to God.
How would Jesus handle the laundry? I think Jesus would view putting away the laundry as being a good steward of the things God has blessed us with, taking care of what we have so that we will continue to have it. Jesus would see laundry as a way to bring glory to God. And that's what I want to do.
This seems like a baby step, but really, fighting against my selfish human nature is not at all easy. I don't want to fold laundry, but I do want to bring glory to my Creator. I have to stop placing myself above God.
So, my prayer is that I can take me out of my heart while I fold laundry and use those moments to talk with God or maybe just listen for Him. Whatever it is, I want to glorify God in a simple, everyday task and make my home a happier, calmer place.