Happy Monday the new, “Fun-Day” … it’s gonna be a good day! I have truly missed you my beautiful blog friends. Welcome to my crazy lil RV-World so glad that you stopped in.
One of the things about traveling is doing our laundry… in our other RV we had a washer/dryer combo so when things needed washed it was so easy to just do a small load no matter where we were.
Laundry is one of those never ending task … Saturday as I was getting our laundry totes from our under-the-bed storage … I truly had to just shake my head. It seems to me that laundry has a way of multiplying when no one is looking. Just when I thought I had everything loaded I walked into our little bathroom and had to laugh as I started to pull the towels, wash rags, and hand towels off the towel bars. Laundry, is a never ending job!
The only way to stay on top of the mound of dirty laundry and not to become overtaken by it; is to continually do it! WELL, I know easier said then done.
Now, where was I… oh yes, Saturday. I was just getting ready to start my load of blankets when I noticed that the dryer had stopped working. Slowly I opened the door and realized that the motor was running BUT the barrel inside the dryer was not spinning. Nothing worse then half dry clothes, we all know wet clothes left unattended isn’t a pretty thing.
So there we were unloading the wet clothes from both the washer and the dryer and trying to figure out our Plan B! As we left our friends house in search of a laundromat I had to laugh thinking that as soon as we got back to camp and got ready for bed there would be more laundry.
Sitting on the bench outside the laundromat I found myself thinking how prayer works in the same way as my laundry. Neither is meant to be a one-and-done scenario. My prayer life is my ongoing communication between the Lord and I. Problems & fears can multiply faster than dirty clothes in a hamper when we don’t take the time to deal with them prayerfully.
As we were loading the laundry bags in the trunk the weight was overwhelming to me … and I stood there for just a moment, I had a fresh realization that we are not to bear our burdens alone…. when we try we become so tired and wore out. Paul hit the nail right on the head when he instructed us to pray continually.
I challenge each of us today not to limit our prayer times to just scary moments & Sunday mornings. Let’s live in a continual state of prayer… to be in constant communication with our precious Heavenly Father. Pray without ceasing, and while you’re at it, throw a load of laundry in the machine… trust me you won’t regret doing either one.
Yepper, you guessed it the moment we got back to the RV to put our laundry away I walked in to kitchen area …. and oh my goodness my drying towel was still hanging there!!! Unwashed and forgotten …. it seemed to be mocking me … so I plucked it up, put it in the dirty laundry tote, and laughed out loud as I told Joey to look at my laundry “Seed” offering! I know it’s not funny BUT in that moment I thought it was hilarious!
Be blessed, be bold, and be you! Xoxo