Weekly Routines

27 07 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote in her beloved books about a routine that the pioneer women followed in order to get their weekly chores done.  Laura wrote, “Ma used to say,

Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday.”

They used this little list as a reminder to create a habit that would get done the tasks that were needed to support their families, and to teach their children how to take care of necessary responsibilities.

Her little list gave me an idea. I decided to make my own weekly reminder that would help me meet God throughout the week.

Meditate on Monday.

Talk to God on Tuesday.

Dig into the Word on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Build friendships on Friday.

Sing on Saturday.

Surrender in worship on Sunday.

Of course, we can do any of these things on any day, but building good spiritual habits strengthens my faith and helps me be more aware of God’s presence. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, this list focuses my heart on deliberately dedicating one day a week to walking a pathway that will shape my soul. It also allows me to make sure that I include a variety of spiritual disciplines into my routine. Good, consistent spiritual habits help me look more like Jesus.

My Jesus Resolution today is to spend time in God’s presence every day this week. I want to soak in His Word, spend concentrated time in prayer, open my Bible and hear His voice, focus my heart on His blessings, raise my voice in praise, and meet Christ in worship with His people. I want to use this routine to teach my heart to hunger for God, and to look forward to meeting Him each day.



One response

27 07 2015
ana harshaw

Thank you for this thoughtful reminder 🙂

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