When I woke up this morning, my mind was filled with a rather lengthy list of things that needed to be accomplished around the house. After being away from home the majority of the past four weeks there are just so many things that need my attention. During my devotions this morning the Lord laid this verse on my heart.
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:3 KJV
Whoa, this verse was exactly what I needed to read! There's no need to worry and fret over a long to-do list when God is in control. I spent some time in prayer committing my day to God and asking Him to direct my thoughts and activities. Then, I got busy.
Mickey Mouse spent today with one of the widow ladies from our church. He enjoys his visits with Mrs. Juanita. I was able to spend some extra time with the girls instructing them in their chores. I plan on helping them each tackle an area in their room over the next few days.
I was actually excited about cleaning the house today! After spending many days in hotel rooms and spare bedrooms, it felt so good to be able to get my own house tidied up. I think we all take our homes for granted from time to time. I'm very thankful that God has blessed me with a beautiful home, and I enjoy making it a comfortable, relaxing place for my family. With Yankee candles burning, I got right to work.
Three loads of laundry were washed and put away. That's always the tricky part for me--getting it all put away. I just love the smell and feel of freshly laundered towels.
The kitchen sink is now sparkling clean. I gave the kitchen counters and refrigerator a good scrubbing down, too.
After Bookworm swept the floors, I followed with the mop. We even did the wood floors. Teamwork sure makes the job easier! :)
The little girls helped me out by playing nicely together. Well, most of the time. ;) They were rewarded this afternoon by getting to watch one of their favorite videos.
Tomorrow will be another busy day around the house. I plan on starting it the same way I did today- by committing the day to the Lord and seeking His direction in each thing I do.
Even something as routine as housekeeping needs God's guidance.
Labels: Keeping the Home