As I look around my house this morning, I see alot of stuff that is out of place, somethings that are dirty, and some things that need attending. Alot of times these things determine my attitude for the day. They dictate how I will respond to my children, husband, and life in general. I started thinking about the post I wrote about your home being a business. The verse I cited came to mind and the part about "the Lord's countenance". If I truly wanted to the Lord's countenance to shine in my home, do you think that He would be so proud that my home was perfectly in order, immaculately clean or museum quality? I guess if my home has gotten that way without nagging at my kids or feeling overwhelmed He might be proud. But, I think He would be most pleased if I took the time and trained my children, spiritually and physically for real Christian life, played with them and enjoyed them. Talk with them of His love and how we don't have to be perfect to be loved by Him. Take the time to explain how the Lord deals in our lives everyday.
I will still try to attain the "perfect home", but I need to focus more on the eternal and not the here and now.
p.s. please pray for Caleb and Liberty, they have asthma, and we have been to the doctor every two weeks for the last 3 months. It is getting old!
2 years ago