Finding the EXTRA in your Ordinary

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I’ve been giving a lot of thought and meditation on what makes a house into a home. This morning I read this verse:
“The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.” 
Proverbs 14:1 NKJV
then I remembered this verse from my childhood:
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.” 
Psalm 90:17 NKJV
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Building my house is making whatever it takes to prosper it. I can identify several things that are time wasters for me such as constantly dreading the fact that I don’t have more help. A more effective way of living includes being thankful for everything and totally relying on God’s grace to build this house He has given me – that was a total confession time friends.
I often think of how my family benefits from my building of the home. I enjoying thinking of priorities and mine are my husband and kids. I realize that the actual house work is secondary to their needs, it helps me give them a better environment to live in and become God’s best.
Life is not always tutti fruity. The weariness of looking at house work while feeling so exhausted gets to me often. Today I decided to change my approach. With God as my guide I choose to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and everything else shall be added unto me. I know that the strategy I need to get a household of 4 going will be giving unto me. Time to exercise will be given unto me. Time to think about a menu, hurricane preparation, you name it shall be added unto me. A wise woman builds her house not with what she has on her own, but with what has been given to her by God. You can’t give what you don’t have.
I am experiencing the ordinary of life and I am often looking for the “extra.” One of the ways to do it is to realize God’s goodness which surrounds us. Psalm 90 is a great reminder of that for me. Let the beauty of the Lord be upon you as you change dirty diapers and give your kids the third bath today. God will strengthen, confirm, establish the work of your hands. You and I are wise and virtuous. Let not the ordinary of life rob you of the “extra” God has place in you. Much love!
*this is a repost from Mom Perspective