If Joshua could win the battle of Jericho, surely I can win my battle with laundry…

To say I’m uninspired when it comes to doing the laundry would be a considerable understatement. After studying about Joshua’s battle at Jericho in Joshua 6, I realized that I could relate this to my never-ending pile of laundry and come up with a plan. So here goes:

  1. God prepared Joshua for many, many years (think 60ish) to lead God’s people into the promised land. I definitely DO NOT think of my laundry room as the promised land, but I have been married for many years and I think now is the time to conquer this problem!
  2. Joshua was brave. He was told in the book of Joshua to “be strong and courageous” four times. I, too, must be strong and courageous when facing my battle of the laundry. Though I want to shrink away, as Joshua probably did, I must rise to the occasion and conquer.
  3. Joshua had an army of warriors. I don’t know how many in Joshua’s army were willing to go into battle and how many went out of obligation, but I can tell you right now that the three additional members of my little army are all pretty much unwilling. They do not want to venture into this battle with me. Two, for sure, will go to war kicking and screaming, but I will make warriors out of them just the same. This momma will win the war!
  4. Joshua followed God’s instructions and came out victorious. Although I have found no specific Bible verse about laundry, I always look for any guidance in the Proverbs. And Proverbs 10:4 says “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” (NIV) So now I have a plan for a laundry board and a schedule with everybody’s name on it. We will ALL have our own laundry responsibilities. I have baskets for whites, lights, darks, and towels. Plenty of racks and hangers are in place. Now this momma can have a cup of hot tea, chamomile & lavender sounds just about right.⬆️ This seems accurate ⬆️

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5 comments

  1. Haha! Great post. Iā€™m glad Iā€™m not the only one struggling to reduce the laundry hordes. Stay strong and courageous!

  2. Haha, I guess every mom is in perpetual battle with laundry, dishes, dust and various sundry messes. Definitely divine inspiration is welcome and heartening in the war. Loved this post! Hope the little warriors get used to and enjoy the new chores!

  3. GREAT post! My daughter has fought and continues to fight this battle with my grandchildren. She has made some progress through the time of meltdowns at having to help, etc., and I do believe Joshua is a really good inspiration for God-assisted-victory. May remembrance of the Grace of God strengthen your heart!

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