Why I Want a Clean Home...

02 May 2011
I am participating in the 31 Days to Clean Challenge hosted by Joyful Mothering.

Day 1 the discussion is "Why exactly do you want a clean home?"

What all this boils down to---is this:

My home is my mission field. Over these months of homeschooling my 4 sons and while the husband is deployed...I have fallen-off the wagon. Now, I need to jump back on the band wagon of having a Christ-honoring home. Mind you, my house will NEVER EVER be 100% clean ---I understand that, but I need to be mission-minded about my home in general. This home is supposed to be our haven, our worship center as a family.

This verse is given in the e-book, "Proverbs 31:27 ~ She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."

That Proverbs 31 woman will be the death of me (trying to achieve to her status) --but through God's grace I do believe she is achievable in heart.

I will have to do this first:

1. Establish priorities
2. Set time limits
3. Delegate (this is HUGE for me to do)
4. Plan for rewards for the whole family

I have great lists for:

1. Bible Reading (Template to help record your readings)
2. Cleaning Supplies
3. "Total Mess to Total Rest" Chart
4. Menu Planning (free)
4. Family Activity Calendar(free basic calendar)

Well it is said that in forming a habit it has to take 27 days or more...so, by the end of May, 2011, I pray that my outlook on my household is God-focused, Christ-honoring, and full of CONTENTMENT in our daily lives.

Philippians 3: 16 ~ "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain."

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean

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Robin said...

I love that you think of your home as your mission field. So true!

Jessica S. said...

Dear Robin,

I cannot take credit for that idea! I have been reading, "The Missional Mom" by Helen Lee. --It's an EXCELLENT BOOK!! Thank you. ;)

Jade =) said...

Love your mission statement. I am taking part in this challenge too... here's hoping it sticks!

Jessica S. said...

Thank you Jade!! I wish you all the best also. I do pray that it does STICK for the both of us!! ;)

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