Keeping A Godly Home

Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

     Keeping a Godly home with excellence as God’s Word requires of a Christian woman is work.  Self-discipline is one of the first major steps in accomplishing this goal.
 
     Today’s blog is notes taken from a message by Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor/Teacher of Grace Community Church.  His website can be seen at www.gty.org “Self-Disclipline is the ability to regulate your conduct by divine principles and sound judgement rather than by impulse, desire, high pressure or social custom.  It’s the ability to subordinate (bring under control) the body and the emotions to what is right and what is best.”
      It takes self-discipline to “keep house” (I Timothy 5:14) and run our households with Godly excellence.
     Now, how do we go about developing self-discipline?  Well, Dr.MacArthur gave seven practical tips that have really helped me and so I want to pass them along to you:
 
     1. Clean your room, house, car etc (not spotless, just clean)
     2. Be on time—this requires much planning ahead
     3. Do the hardest task first
     4. Organize your life—-this includes skillful planning of your time                    and getting rid of clutter
     5. Be grateful when you are corrected—this requires humility
     6. Practice self-denial or self-restraint
     7. Welcome responsibility (like the Proverbs 31 woman)
 
    As you can see, some of these self-discipline tips require careful, thoughtful planning and organization.  I’m always looking for new ways to become more organized around the house.  Here’s my tip, please feel free to share yours and I’ll post it here.
 
Organizational Tip:  Keep a set of cleaners, (for glass, sink, tub, etc) in each bathroom and in the kitchen so they will be handy for quick clean-ups.
Tip from Cristy Slawson: Here’s my little tip for moms with young children: Sunday mornings are always incredibly hectic! Saturday night before church, lay out your kids’ clothes, pack the diaper bag, get drinks prepared and store in the fridge (of course), have shoes in a special spot so you know where they (BOTH) are in the morning. As you get the kids ready for bed, you can involve them in some of these steps such as picking out their clothes. We’ve made a game out of this for the kids, and it helps lower this mama’s stress level significantly! 
 
Theme: The Better Part: Keeping House is Good: Keeping a Godly Home with Excellence is Better
 
Also read: A Woman of Virtue
Also read: Women In The Bible
 
 
 
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About Gail Slawson

I am a 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 48 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 2 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors and greeters in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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2 Responses to Keeping A Godly Home

  1. CristyLynn says:

    I crave organization tips! Thanks, for posting this. Here’s my little tip for moms with young children:Sunday mornings are always incredibly hectic!Saturday night before church, lay out your kids’ clothes, pack the diaper bag, get drinks prepared and store in the fridge (of course), have shoes in a special spot so you know where they (BOTH) are in the morning. As you get the kids ready for bed, you can involve them in some of these steps such as picking out their clothes.We’ve made a game out of this for the kids, and it helps lower this mama’s stress level significantly!

  2. Leslie says:

    A most excellent Word.

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