What If We Viewed Things Differently?

What if we viewed things differently? What are the possibilities?

dishes and bubbles

One more chore. One more duty to perform. My attitude plummeted to the depths of the water. 

Yet, phrases tugged at me. Bits and pieces of Scripture tumbled into my selfish musings. Give thanks; praise always; do all to the glory of God. 

What if I looked at the dishes differently? What if I view chores as opportunities–to serve, to meditate, to pray, to see glorious wonders?

What if instead of seeing dirty dishes, I’d notice the amazing workmanship of my hands–the way my fingers can curl, how each one bends independently, the strength in them?

What if instead of focusing on such mundane tasks I’d focus on seeing God’s face in and around all?

What if I’d look for His fingerprints, His glorious wonders, not just in the grandiose, but in all, even in tasks we label as chores and duties, even in the difficult and sad? 

What if we chose to see Him in the bubbles and the floaties? 

Then our worship would be truly never ending. 

“I will speak of your glorious splendor and Your wonderful works. They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring works, and I will declare Your greatness” (Psalm 145:5–6).

Question: What’s one wonder you can claim right now in the seeming ordinary? 

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

12 comments on “What If We Viewed Things Differently?
  1. Denise Oldham says:

    Powerful view, bless you.

  2. Julie Sunne says:

    This is the only way I’ve found to begin to stop the grumbling, Mary. I pray I can experience God in even the tiniest and most unlikely things. Then there will be no room for ungratefulness.

  3. Thanks Julie. Here’s one: Just caught this sunset on my bike ride… 🙂

  4. Patricia Pitterle says:

    I love this one today. I heard not long ago in a talk given by a woman, that she started to tell herself that the everyday chores where the blessings or gifts that she could give her family. Just looking at them as blessings changed her perspective. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Julie Sunne says:

      I have heard of this practice, Patricia, and it does help. I’m afraid I need something even more tangible. I’m curious, have you tried looking at your chores as blessings? What was your experience with it?

      • Patricia Pitterle says:

        ,believe it or not, it is working, one small dish at a time. I am working on this as a project with my teenage girls and it really seems to be helping if instead of criticism, they hear how much they are blessing our home.

  5. Kerry McAvoy says:

    I so agree! Thank for the reminder, Julie.

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