Monday, June 30, 2014

The Kitchen Sank

No, I'm not trying to write with a southern accent. Part of my kitchen actually sank down a bit. We discovered this when we were doing some routine maintenance. The bigger problem was that a board had rotted away, and my husband spent the better part of a day fixing it with one of his friends. So much for an easy repair.

I guess it shows the importance of maintenance. What appears to be a small problem can actually be a big one. A mole can be cancer. A casually spoken line can ruin a relationship. A few warped floorboards can mean something's on the verge of collapse. A little lie can turn into a big mess.

Colossians 3:23 says, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men" (ESV). I have to imagine that if we're doing "whatever" it is we do as if we're doing it for God, we're going to be thorough. We can't just let things slide and think that it's not a big deal. We need to take care of problems when we notice them. This will sometimes mean more work than we intended to have to do, but we need to get to the root of the problem and fix it. If we're working for God in every area of our lives, we can't just throw a rug over those warped floorboards and moving on with our lives.

Have you ever started on something and ended up with more work than you bargained for?

Your Sister

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