Day 8: 30-Day True Woman Makeover Challenge

What Does Your Home Communicate?

What is your home saying to your neighbors or the repairman who stopped in last week? Discover how an orderly home can bring glory to God.

• God gave you the responsibility to watch over your children—to know when they’re coming, when they’re going, and what they’re doing.
• If you have lots of time to talk on the phone, you may be missing out on some of things you should be doing with that time. When we have lots of time to talk, we tend to become gossips and busybodies.
• Through a repentant heart and a teachable, humble spirit, all of us can learn to acquire those skills and disciplines we need in order to be the women God wants us to be.
This is just a taste of what you'll learn from Nancy Leigh DeMoss in the series, “The Counter-cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31.”

Moving on…..

This is how the wise woman builds her house: She fills it with prayer, love, kindness, encouragement, and godly instruction for her family. She desires to partner with her husband and with God in the building of her home: “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).

Do you truly desire to be a wise woman? Is it your desire to be a godly wife? A godly mother? Just being a Christian does not automatically make you a godly wife and mother. It does not guarantee that you will have a godly home. Being a wise woman, a godly wife and mother, so that you can build a happy, godly home, takes hard work. It takes time and effort.

Building a godly home is much the same. A beautiful, happy home can only be built with hard labor. There has to be a plan, a blueprint. God's Word is the blueprint for building a happy home. Just as the builder must follow the blueprint to build a house, we must follow God's blueprint if we want a happy home. We must make an investment of time spent in the Word of God and in prayer. 

We must gather the right materials, according to God's commands, and put them together in the right order, the order He has given us for being a successful Christian. We must build a solid foundation first - - that foundation is a proper view of who God is and the salvation that results from this view of God. We must make sure our foundation is strong so that the whole structure will be strong. We must labor for days, weeks, months, years to build that structure. Sometimes we make mistakes.

Those mistakes must be corrected by confession and forsaking of sin. Even after the structure has been securely built, there must be regular maintenance to keep it from disrepair and keep it fit for its residents.

 God gives us the ability to do one or the other with our homes. I want to choose to be a builder. With God’s help, I believe I can! I pray God will bless you also as you choose to seek God in the building up of your own house.

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