In this day and age, we have gotten so comfortable with modern technology. Today, I got a wake up call as to how far we have come. Just something as simple as getting clean dishes has really changed. Now I have a family of seven, so you can imagine my disappointment when my dishwasher decided to make my kitchen an indoor swimming pool.
Well, my toddlers probably loved it, but as for me and my husband, we were not pleased. I mean we have gotten so comfortable with just dropping the dishes, stains and all, into the dishwasher while we go on about our day. So there I was standing over the sink washing what felt like a never ending parade of dishes. I even had the water splatter on the front of my shirt to show that I was getting it in straight old school.
Then I begin to think about my prayer life. (I know, right. If you allow him, the holy spirit can teach you something every day in every circumstance and situation. Learning tools are all around us.) Anyway, I begin to think about how comfortable I am getting with my Monday night prayer call, my walk and fellowship with God. I wash just dropping my prayer request, praises, and thanks on God with their stains and all like our relationship was like a modern day dishwasher. Even my tough and uncomfortable situations, I was just throwing them at him and then moving on with the next thing I had planned.
What if I could not make it on the call on Monday? What if, I could not make it to church on Sunday? What if I never could never make it to a bible study. Would I know how to call on that old school way of going before God and not coming up until he blesses me. Would I be willing to allow my relationship with God to be like the process I went through when I washed dishes by hand?
So I have decided that I am going to wash dishes by hand. Will you join me?