Sunday, November 7, 2010

Making Your Home Sing - Inside and Out

Making your home sing Mondays

Home is somewhere that often we don't think hard about, but is more a place that is felt in our heart. We may take being home for granted, but when thinking of how to describe 'home', we instinctively know how it feels.   It is also easy in the busyness of moms who keep the home to overlook some of the precious and vital things that go on in our homes.

Home has been described as a launching pad for the family.  What is learned in the home, is what is projected when we leave home. Our attitudes, how we treat people, our work ethic, speech and actions that are practiced daily in the home are what others see in our daily walk.  How we dress, how we talk, how we play etc. begins at home. 

A powerful Bible verse that reminds me of how to act in my home is found in Psalms 101:2,3

I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.  NKJV

I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me?
I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.  NIV

Now of course we are not perfect and surely fall short daily.  But our aim, vision and goal should always be to seek God's ways and to aim high.  If we aim at nothing, we will hit it every time!  Our families and homes should be the reflection of a mom seeking to fulfil her highest calling which is a heart for the home. 

6 comments:

  1. What a perfect fit for that verse! As you said, it all starts at home. We teach and train our children at home, we model our values and behavior at home, we love and cherish one another at home.

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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  2. that is a great verse in trying to live a life in honor of the Lord! I think the psalms are filled with "tidbits" like this to lead a life glorifying to God and modeling to our children how to live for God.

    have a great week ahead

    betty

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  3. Oh that's awesome, because you're right! We don't want to just do one and ignore the other!

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  4. Yay ... thanks for my Monday morning burst of inspiration :)

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  5. Great verse - and a great reminder. We can often be so careful how we treat, act around and respect/love our friends, church family and others...and then be neglectful to take the same care at home.

    I really link "Making Your Home Sing Mondays"!

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  6. I always love what you share on your blog, but I love your heart thoughts the best. Although, sometimes it seems you're peeking in my windows and writing about me. :) Thanks for always speaking the truth in love.

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