I simply cannot believe it has already been a week since my first family memory verse post. When I first decided that we, as a family, ought to have a “verse of the week’, I was a bit intimidated by having to select one verse a week.
ONE verse. . . of the over 31,000 verses in the Bible.
How would I know which one? What if I can’t find a good, applicable one for our family for that week? I’m such a silly girl. There I go relying on myself again.
Do you ever do that? Catch yourself depending on your own efforts and capabilities, and shortcomings? I do. All the time. Just as I start to beat myself up or tell myself how much I cannot do something, I hear God whisper, “No, YOU can’t. But We can.”
Anyway, that’s got nothing to do with our memory verse this week. I’m just keeping it real.
For our verse this week, 1 Corinthians 14:40 seemed highly appropriate. . .
Let all things be done decently and in order.
Decently and in order. Prioritized. Correctly done as needed. Organized. Scheduled. Routine. In line.
We are moving in 17 days. Our family of seven is packing up everything we own, putting it in a truck, and driving almost an hour and a half northwest to our new home.
New home. New town. New everything.
I have a confession to make. Are you ready? I am a slob. By nature, I leave my clothes on the floor, my shoes at the front door and my dinner plate on the table. I struggle to put my makeup/hair products away after using them, and pretty much never willingly clean anything.
I have to fight my flesh Every. Single. Day.
My Bible tells me that I am supposed to be a help meet to my husband, a keeper of my home, and have a joyful, content heart while doing so. I’m not saying I disagree. On the contrary, I couldn’t agree more. My husband needs me. My children need me. My home needs me. It is God’s will for my life that I be the best possible help meet for my husband, and part of that is keeping house.
As we come down to the wire with moving, my housekeeping abilities (or lack there of) are really showing themselves.
For example. . .
- I don’t recall the last time I cleaned out under the bathroom sinks. Where does this stuff come from??
- I walk into my ginormous closet and stare at the mess/clutter/junk. There is literally a path that my husband and I stick to when we need to grab some clothes.
- My desk is cluttered and the contents of my purse is embarrassing.
That list could go on and on. My point is that I’m not a natural born cleaner (oh, how I wish I was!), but with God’s help I can continue to improve upon my house keeping skills. As I strive to glorify my Lord as a godly wife and mom, I amazed at how He changes me.
While I am far from being the famous Proverbs 31 woman, I am on a continual path toward being the help meet God created me to be.
One step at a time. Slow, steady progress.
Decently and in order. That’s going to be my focus this week. As I pack my life, as we live with unsettled chaos, Let all things be done decently and in order will be in the forefront of my mind.
I’ve linked up with my friend Brenda over at Counting Pinecones. Click the banner below to read about other families and their verse of the week.