Scrubbing Toilets for Jesus

“For the next three hours, I’m going to be scrubbing toilets,” my friend told me in her voice mail to me. “And I’m going to be sending you the money [for the ministry].” A former emergency room nurse in the metropolitan D.C. area who had to stop nursing for health reasons, my friend did not have a single trace of self-pity, shame, or complaining in her voice as she shared with me her latest work opportunity. Scrubbing toilets. Do you know what I heard in her voice? Joy. And thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, most assuredly, because she had some work. And joy because of the very reason she would be scrubbing toilets for the next three hours.

Mr. Shnookles does not ordinarily sit on the toilet.
 I placed him there some years ago
when I tried doing some advertising for pet sitting services.
Thankfully, the Lord not only called me into full-time ministry,
but convicted me I need to trust Him 100% for provision rather than
take on anything else………..

Scrubbing toilets for Jesus. My friend lives and breathes for Jesus Christ. For her, scrubbing the filth and scum out of other people’s toilets for what will likely be a mere pittance of money let alone glamour when compared with the salary she once had as a result of medicating people, assisting doctors, putting IV lines in dying people, comforting people in a panic or grieving, helping to save lives, etc. in a sometimes jam packed, fast-paced emergency room outside a major city, is a blessing. Why?

Because to my friend, everything in life is an opportunity to love and serve the Lord – and to tell the world about Him. As though it’s not enough that she would want to donate the very little money she makes now to Walk by Faith Ministry whose mission it is to share the Gospel while ministering the Lord’s love to a world in need, she will undoubtedly look for other ways to bring glory to God out of a few hours of plunging down into the dirty bowels of toilets. This is a woman who is constantly out in shops, parking lots, people’s homes, on the sides of streets, on farms, in the middle of roads, anywhere and everywhere, taking every chance she can find to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ.

To her, scrubbing toilets is nothing more nor less than another opportunity to humble herself in love and reverence to the Lord as she reminds the rest of us by her heart and actions what it looks like to truly work to bring God glory in all that we do.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

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