As we finish this short series on Home Management, I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts about your work as a homemaker.
- Prepare your heart for the day. Talk to the Lord about your day and your work. Give it to Him.
Ps. 90:17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
As you look at your list of “To-do’s,” give it to the Lord and let Him order your steps. You’ll be amazed at how much more you’ll accomplish that lines up with His will instead of your own!
- Deal with only today. Matt. 6:34 – Take therefore no thought (Don’t worry) for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Be not anxious about tomorrow; today has its own challenges! Augustine took Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. and said, “Number each day as your last day. (One day it will be).
I can remember a few years ago I let myself get so stressed out about some company that was coming at a very busy time. Guess what? They ended up having to cancel! I had stressed and worried for naught! So often that is the case. Dealing with today will relieve those worrisome situations and help you do the next step…
3. Value each minute of today. Make each moment count for eternity. Think about the eternal, not the temporal.
We remember moments not days.
Make your home more about the people than you do the place. People – not things – create the memories in your home. People are eternal; things are not!
Here are three last helps as you manage your home –
** Keep moving. Like the law of inertia, A body in motion will remain in motion! A body at rest will remain at rest. Keep going until your work is done.
** Develop a routine – same place, same thing, same time. Do the worst first. If you do that, it will make your day more productive!
** Say “No!” Make your plan for the day, then unless you are sure that God is moving you to Plan B, the answer is going to be “No” until that plan is complete. Say no to people, to yourself, your own indulgences and rash things.
She looks well to the ways of her household and doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27
A refreshing look at our responsibilities can give us a right perspective and a determination to give it our all! I trust this has refreshed your attitude about being a home manager and has also shown you what a blessing it is to wear that title!
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This has been a very encouraging series, Denise. Thank you!!
Thank you, Alinda, I do pray it has been helpful. 💕
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Keep moving – until it’s done. I find I get the most easily sidetracked (and behind) when I decide to “take a quick break”!
I appreciate your thoughts so much, Denise!
“Make your home more about the people than you do the place.” I am very guilty of not wanting to entertain because everything isn’t perfect in my home. But honestly I need to get past this and realize my home is NEVER going to be perfect.
That’s exactly right!! I also find that when I invite guests over it motivates me to get things done that I might have let go. Make that invitation, pray about your time together, and make it all about serving God and those people and that is what they will remember!
P.S. Denise, Who Is Augustine?
He was a philosopher and theologian.