So many people have asked me through the years, "how do you wash clothes for that many people?" I have to say it is a daunting task and drives me even crazier than cooking for that many people. I have tried conquering this task several ways, but have finally settled on the best plan for us. We have a laundry room with large laundry basket sized cubbies. (12 cubbies) Each person has a cubby with their name on it and each day they are required to put their dirty clothes in that cubby. Each person has an assigned laundry day once a week. This means 2 people take a day, with two washers and two dryers; this usually leaves a minimum of 4-5 loads A DAY. I have to say brag, I have taught almost all the kids how to sort lights and darks, start their laundry, fold it, etc. They do a pretty good job. Now. . . is it folded perfect, no, is it always done the way I would do it, no. But, I have had to let that go. Sometimes, I think that is pretty gross their clothes are sitting there dirty all week, just waiting to be cleaned, then I thought further.
Is it the same in my walk with Christ? Do I sit all week and wait for church on Sunday to "Get clean"? The same comparison can be made in my own life when I go through the motions of my week and forget about Christ in a daily relationship. Even though the laundry must wait for its assigned day, our walk with Christ should not wait until Sunday. I must remember the Bible tells us to take up our cross Daily and walk with Him. I can't rely on a "one day a week cleaning up" and assume that will do it. God wants me every day!!!! He desires me and wants that personal daily walk in ALL THAT I DO, not just the dirty laundry.
So. . . have you washed your clothes today?