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My place is in my home. The time there can fly by. Some days I can wonder what I have accomplished.
One Little Habit
My desire for a life of worth has led me to evaluate and ponder habits lately. One habit, one little habit can make quite a difference. Changing one habit this week rocked my life. Instead of checking email while eating my breakfast, (I thought I was being a good steward of my time, doing two things at once!) I now walk past the computer to my chair, my comfy chair where I can see the sky out the window. I love the sky. And I begin to read my Bible while I finish my breakfast. And I pray. And I don’t go near the computer until I’ve done the most important things first.
What Would He Change or Rearrange?
This week the Lord drew me to spend more time in the Word. Looking at my schedule for Reading Through The Bible in a Year, I saw that I had fallen behind. I am a couple of months behind at present. Yet, I have found time to blog virtually every weekday, often late at night, causing me to get too little sleep. I’ve found time to watch movies. I’ve carved out time for many enjoyable activities. Not bad ways to spend my time, mind you, but I had to wonder which of these time-spenders were taking place when I should have been spending time with the Lord. How was the Lord wanting me to think about time and my days? What would He change or rearrange? Changing one habit led to evaluating others and thoughts about life and time.
In The Real World
There is a real world and one that will not last. Sometimes I get these confused. This week, as I spent time with the Lord, sitting in my comfy chair in the Family Room, I began to see more clearly again. As though in a fog, reading the Word cleared the air.
In my home, as in yours, there are a myriad of activities and tasks to be accomplished. I’m a list-maker, and love to cross off items from my To Do list. But, when I happen upon an old dog-eared To Do list in a purse I’d forgotten I had, it’s funny how unimportant the items seem on that list. When I come to the end of my life, faithfulness in the small things will matter, but more importantly, it will matter that I knew God, and feared Him.
My Home, Where The World Is Changed
He must impact every piece and particle of my life, filling my home and life with faith and truth flowing out of my lips with every breath. Because God loves me and gives me grace to love Him back. Because He has imparted to me faith to believe in Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Because the Spirit lives in me…this is my reality, and that affects, well, everything. My life is a story lived out in relationship with Christ. What He teaches me, I can share with my children, and I can make an eternal impact on future generations because His Spirit is at work in me. Daily. In my home.
Today it affected how I responded to my daughter, who had seen me upset about something a week or two ago, and now I was able to share with her, yes, that was then, but God has given me grace since then to be at peace. Today I was able to begin again. To take my schedule in hand and set new goals, believing God gives me wisdom to know what to do when, and knowing that He answers my prayers as I seek to become the woman He wants me to be. Believing that He can change me. Today I was able to be the disciplined person that I was not yesterday, forgiven, committing to the new me that God is making from this moment on.
He Makes The Mundane Eternal
My home is my “place” and I sometimes think I need to get “out,” away, for just a little while, but today God showed me that what I need is Him. “He restoreth my soul.” (Psalm 23) Being in the home, a stay-at-home wife and mom, a keeper at home, is what I always want to be, because with Christ, He changes the mundane into something eternal.
(I’m linking up this post with the Homemaking Linkup at Raising Homemakers! Click on the link to participate and read other posts on Homemaking! Thanks!)