18.5.11

Blog Bible Study

Chapter 14, "A Heart that Creates Order from Chaos.


This week it’s been hard to read this chapter. I’m tired after doing NightLight and not having a day off this week {whine whine, I know} so motivation to keep up with housework has been low. I’m also feeling frustrated because I wish I could be a housewife and keep on-top of everything in the home but it’s hard when life/work is so busy! I guess I’ll get my wish soon enough! I’ll probably be panicking about not having a job in a couple of months!
Anyway, back to the study; have been challenged by a few things…

Responsibility and Accountability--As the apostle Paul observed the behaviour of the young widows of his day, what distressing habits did he list in verse 13?  Being idle, gossipers, and busybodies.

What did he say was "better" for these women?  To marry, to have children, to manage their homes, and give enemy no opportunity for slander.

Yes, But How? First, understand that home management is God's best for us--God's desire that we build and watch over and manage a home is obviously not only "better" for us, but also "best". What does Titus 2:3-5 say on this subject?  “love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”

Second, decide to take home management seriously--Knowing what God desires for you and your home--that you are on assignment from God to manage your home--what decisions can you make to take the management of your home more seriously?  I would love to get to a stage that the house is always in a state in which I would be happy to have people come over at a moment’s notice. It often happens and I hate rushing round at the last minute feeling unhappy with the way my house looks. That mean’s always keeping on top of chores.

Third, live as though you will be accountable for the condition of your home and the use of your time--What is the atmosphere of your home like?  What can you do to make sure your home is a place of peace and rejuvenation?  I just asked Josh what the atmosphere of our home was like and he said ‘loving’ so I guess I’m doing something right. I want people to feel welcome in our home whenever they call round, whatever else is going on in life. I guess that means prioritising giving people time rather that always worrying that every cushion is in place.

Link up with Rebekah and Monica

1 comment:

  1. Time Management is key! I am praying it helps me too! :)

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