I have gotten back into the routine of having my quiet time with the Lord first thing in the morning. Before everyone is fully awake and needing me. Before the house is turned upside down by the chaos of the day. A time when it may truly be quiet, if I am lucky.
Today, I read this verse. I wanted to share this with all my fellow homeschooling moms, who I know will completely understand. It made me smile thinking of my own herd.
Proverbs 14:4 “Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an oxen.”
My trough is so not clean. My house is filled with the daily living of many oxen. But my heart would be filled with grief without them. Praise God that is not the case.
My oxen are strong, and they have increased the joy in my life immeasurably. Thank you, Lord, for the chaos and the mess and the constant tasks of feeding, clothing and discipling my little ones.
Enjoy your day!