Back to Basics – Homemaking Day 5

PRAYER WALK

Today let’s do a prayer walk through our homes.

Turn on some quiet, background praise music.

Seek God’s guidance on how to best clean and organize your home.

Ask for God’s strength to accomplish what HE (not YOU) wants in your home.

Thank Him for the Gift of the Home.

Look around your home with gratefulness.  Seek to replace thoughts of discontentment, frustration or envy about the homes of others.

Surrender your possessions and your relationships to God.

Be willing to give up items that don’t serve a purpose in your home.

Request that He touch others who live in the home to help in its upkeep.

Repent of any known sin of your own, especially regard to your home and family relationships.

Spend some time in Scripture, perhaps claiming some verses for your home and family.

Notice God’s handiwork in your yard, your pets, artwork, etc.

Thank Him for all the blessings He has bestowed on you.

For each room: Starting at the entrance, slowly stroll through the room and pray as follows:

1. That God would be honored by the activities in the room.

2. Ask God to help you make the room reflect a sense of peace and order.

3. Demonstrate God’s grace and forgiveness in rooms that have tension in them.

4. Spend a few moments in thankfulness for the room and what it represents, and the people who often use it.

5. Spend a few minutes of quiet listening in the room.

6. Do one simple, task in the room: dust one table, straighten a pile, put something away. Remember you are in prayer walk so just do something simple.

Now sit down and prayerfully make some goals for getting organized. Set your goals within the mindset of worship and dedication to the Lord.

Set your goals within the mindset of worship and dedication to the Lord.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~Matthew 9:19-21

When we let go of all the excess in our lives and choose to live life more simply and led by God, our gain is far greater than our loss.  When we clear the clutter from our hearts, minds, and homes, we are free to live more fully and experience joy more abundantly.

By removing what clouds our vision, we are able to see God’s purpose for us.  It is within the walls of our home that we nurture a marriage that can be a testament to the beauty of God’s marvelous design and a model for our children to follow.  It is here where we nature our children’s hearts giving them a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for God and his word.

As homemakers, our primary ministry is within our homes.  We have the awesome privilege of making  a home that is a sanctuary.  How well we do that will reflect our perspective and priorities and how firmly we are grounded in the foundation of Christ.

I believe God wants you to know that …your home is sacred.  Where you live makes a big difference. Every little thing in your home influences you through its colors, shapes, textures, smells. Take a look around your home, – what can you change to transform your home into a place of communion?

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