Friday, July 22, 2011


Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 NASB

Distractions…so many distractions! The world is full of them. Things to do, places to go; more than a lifetime will allow. So many good things- what should I do today?
Whatever it is I choose to do, it should be something pleasing to God…to glorify Him instead of myself. If this one standard is used as a sifter, it will stop the meaningless time wasters from making their way into my day.
Sometimes the things that please Him are simple, like the laundry getting washed or dinner cooked on time. They bring Him glory by me loving and serving the people in my home…as unto the Lord.
The distractions will always come, that is sure, but knowing I have a choice, to choose the things that glorify God, will help me separate the good things from the best.
Today I chose to write this post for you and share this simple truth in hope that in some small way my Lord will be glorified within the words written here. I chose to press the “publish” button as I said a prayer for you.

          ~ “That the Lord will bless and keep you, that He will cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace…and that His glory will be revealed within the framework of your life.”
To God be the glory, great things He has done…and continues to do!

 And now, I will finish the laundryJ



  1. That's incredible. I just searched for a quotations about distractions in prayer (not quite what you're talking about, I realise) in response to another blogger!

    For what it's worth, here's the quote: "The facts of our life are not 'distractions'. The word distraction is from a Latin root meaning 'to draw apart' or 'drag away'. The facts of our lives are not distractions: they are the place, the only place, where we can meet God, for that is where he is with us. "

  2. Floss,
    It's amazing how we end up in places we didn't know we were going.

    I'm not sure, but I think your quote is saying that it is God who meets us in the distraction? I believe He does...after all, He is God. He will meet us anywhere, and everywhere. But there is a difference between distractions from the enemy to "drag away" or "draw apart" from God's will, and distractions caused by God to draw us closer to Him. I pray He will help us discern the difference.
    Thank you for your insight.

  3. Hi Charlotte. I found you through your link at Beholding Glory. I love the picture and scripture in the header. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing from your heart. Many blessings!

  4. Great post Charlotte, I agree completely

  5. Hi Chatlotte,
    Visiting from your link at Beholding Glory. Had a week filled with distractions, hoping I choose what was best. Loved the focus of your post.

    Edwards Granddaughter blogging at @

  6. Great post! I'm going to try to choice to do things for God... eventhough I know I fail at times. Thanks for this :)

  7. Love this post. I shared that verse on Twitter recently. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your reflections on it.

  8. Thank you, Charlotte, for this timely post. (I'm just finishing my laundry). It is always a blessing to read what you have shared.

  9. When we do everything for God's glory it changes things. Even doing laundry can be a sacred act. Thank you for sharing :)

  10. Charlotte, this is such a great post. All I can add is "Amen"!

    Jocelyn @

  11. So many simple things make up our days. I want to be faithful in the small things--bringing glory to God through my daily chores. Sometimes that's hard to remember. It's a good reminder.


  12. Thanks for the prayer of blessing on your readers, Charlotte.

    "Whatever it is I choose to do, it should be something pleasing to God…to glorify Him instead of myself."

    Amen. I pray that for myself as well.

  13. I'm always so pleased when I finish something that's suppose to be done. Thank-you for your prayer as you clicked on the publish button.
    God Bless,

  14. Hi. Could you email me at - I was given your name from Joanne who thought you might like to write for Laced with Grace. I would like to speak to you about a writing opportunity. Thanks.

  15. Such a good reminder on a lovely blog! Thank you.
    Lady Linda


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