ORDER IN THE HOME
“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power” (Psalm 110:3).
“I "had" to create order in our home several years ago. It was because I fell very ill. I had a new baby, a three year old and I was ill with Celiac Disease although unaware of it. It created disorder in my nervous system and brain. I passed out, was tired, cranky, and very hungry. I had infections, hair loss, skin bleeding and was very thin. I could not remember anything. I'd forget where I was going when I'd drive! My doctor told me I was going to go on I.V. nutrition once to twice a week in the hospital. I had nothing to offer my husband but a tired, haggard wife that fell asleep when I sat down.
The Lord put a burden for property on my husband. God also put a burden in my heart for more children. My husband said we could not do either. Even though this was happening, I knew God had a plan. God did not make me incapable. Even though I was ill, God created me to be my husband’s helpmeet, the mother of my children, the women of Proverbs 31 and Titus 2.
I prayed that the Lord would help me to know what to do. Immediately, God put a thought in my mind. I felt I should organize each day of the week with several tasks. Sometimes I would have to rest four to six times in between a task. It took two to three days to vacuum the house, but I DID GET IT DONE.
Every day I completed one to two chores, all meals and straightened up the home before my husband returned from work. I did only two loads of laundry a day, each to be put up immediately and I chose to shop only two to four times a month.
I had to say No to outside activities in order to preserve peace and order in the home and Invited friends to my home instead.
Even in my condition, I organized the house! The Lord is faithful. We even listed and sold our home while I was still ill. The buyers said it was the cleanest house they'd seen! They did not even know we had a dog!
Three years later I am better. I still have to limit myself and be scheduled. But, now we have a five acre farm, two children (currently), farm animals, and a lovely home. God is good! He increased my ability and our family’s surroundings. I even bucked hay bales with my husband last night.
I guess what I'm getting at is that sometimes our bodies change and our situations change, but God's design does not! We have to learn to change ourselves and our way of doing things, even with our limitations. But, we cannot change God’s design because of our limitations.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 says, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
All we have to do to get order in the home is to be WILLING, willing to listen to the Lord and His Word and obey it. Not just think about, but do it, as Shelsea sought to do, even in her weakness.
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
"Dear Father, please help me to be a willing worker. Help me to not only be a hearer, but a doer of your Word. Amen.”
I can’t sit here and dream all day; I’ve got things to do!