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A Comfortable Home

Jan 17, 2011 / Comments (0) / Written by / Posted in home, homemaking

Laundry was piled needing to be folded and put away. Toys were routinely sprinkled throughout the house and meal prep bombarded me with negative emotions. The chores never ended! It could be so discouraging.

Often, I found myself saying, "I just can't seem to get out from under it!" Some days I found myself emotionally and physically exhausted. However; this wasn't the real issue. My exhaustion had become my justification for a bad attitude. My discouragement wasn't because of an untidy house but because of my focus on myself. I kept my home in the condition that felt best to me. I felt that others weren't cooperating and it was easier to feel more like a maid than anything else. Thankfully, God in His grace revealed my impure motives. Instead of being a servant, I had become a slave to my own agenda.

My priorities needed to focus on the blessing of my relationship with Him and my family. Prayer gave me renewed thinking. I began to think of household responsibilities not just as chores but as opportunities to bless those I Iove. 

Though household organization is important, our home is God's provision and blessing to my entire family. Daily, I remind myself that home can be a safe haven or a means of enslavement for those who dwell in it. Everyone can be comfortable in my home, if I remember to make God's comfort in my heart, my highest priority. 

In lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than himself. (Phil 2:3).

 

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