Can we talk about #HomeGoals for a minute? I’m working through session seven of the #Goals kit from DaySpring and really camped out here. I mean, I did two entries on just this one topic because I feel it’s one that needs attention in my home! For this, the second entry, I used Brianna Showalter’s digital kit Back to Basics from the Print & Pray Shop along with my current obsessions- enamel hearts and wonky alpha puffy stickers.
When I think about home goals I remember the Proverbs 31 wife (really, this wisdom can apply to single gals too) and how remarkably she is described in verses 10 through 31. Here I feel the Holy Spirit say to me this is where you could become more disciplined- and what a tall order! She works with her hands, provides food for her family, considers a field and buys it, sets about her work vigorously, makes garments and sells them, gets up while it is still night, her lamp does not go out at night…and so much more. When does this woman sleep?! These are certainly God sized goals! But here’s the thing, when we become overwhelmed by the tasks before us remember,
“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13
Another verse that stood out to me was Proverbs 31:20, “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” Because her home is cared for she’s able to extend her focus out to her community. Recently it’s occurred to me that when I am responsible to take care of my home I’m much more willing to show hospitality to others. Cleaning as Kingdom building? Hear me out, friend! Sure, there are kids’ toys and maybe even lunch leftovers sitting on the kitchen counter (because people live here), but by being diligent and not “eating the bread of idleness” (verse 27) we can open our door to a neighbor in need without hesitation, for His glory.
I hope you’re inspired to take to your journaling bible today, listen to the Spirit’s whisper and consider where in your life you might need help prioritizing. We can be certain that when we ask for wisdom He is sure to answer!