Monday! A dreaded day? Not for me. I love my job as homemaker, wife, and mama. I love Monday. It's a wonderful day to get back into the groove of things and to start fresh.
Why? Because Sunday is such a blessed day. "O day of rest and gladness, O day of joy and light." God knew what He was doing when He created a day of rest. It is a wonderful thing to have a day to rest the body and the mind of the tasks that go on throughout the rest of the week. On Sundays I may throw something together in the crockpot in the morning, but from then on I don't do any cooking, dishwashing, or anything else. It's the best thing ever. By the end of Sunday my house looks horrible. But then Monday comes along and I have the renewed energy to work and not only get things back in order, but also to take on more challenges and tasks for the week.
Most importantly, Sunday is a day of spiritual renewal for me. I hear the beautiful words of the scripture preached and the encouragement of the pastor to keep on living a life for the Lord. My battle with sin continues after a pep talk from the company leader. I'm reminded of the life I strive for and the type of living we will experience in heaven with our almighty Father. We will have perfect lives structured entirely around our purpose: Worshipping and glorifying Him.
After a Sunday like this, I'm ready to get back to my prayer journal, to avoid temptation, to try again to read from the word of God by myself, with my husband, and with my son. Sunday reminds me that my sins are forgiven and that I need to work again to live a life of purity in speech, thoughts, and actions. I'm renewed to spend more time thinking of my Lord.
Sunday is my Monday motivation, my reminder of what is to come.