If you have stopped by to visit this Domestic corner of the cyber world, have you noticed the lack of recipies and homemaking tips? Not that they won't ever be here, for that is part of a homemakers life, but the basis of a Domestically Inclined heart has to be a strong foundation on Jesus Christ. Because of that, you will never find husband manipulating tips included, but you will find encouragement to be sober or disciplined in mind or as Barnes puts it...
to have your desires and passions well regulated, or under proper control.
and Gill expresses it this way ...
To be chaste, modest, and temperate; or to be wise and prudent in your conduct to your husbands, and in the management of family affairs.
Phew! Does that fly in the face of life today! Yes, but one by one, willing hearts can be changed and brought under the power of the Holy Spirit to walk in ways that shine with the holiness of God, instead of stinking to high heaven with the stench of self.
How does one begin to build on the strong foundation of Jesus Christ? By gettting to know and understand Him better by reading God's word, and communing with Him.
Why should I do all this? Well, you don't have to but, one who truly loves wants to grow closer to the one they love.
Here is a good Bible Reading plan...
Today is the 10th of the month. So I would read
Psalm 10, and then add 30 till the book is covered ie.,
Psalms 10, 40, 70, 120.
Also, 1 chapter in Proverbs for the day so today it was Proverbs chapter 10.
I generally read these early in the morning.
Then later in the day I read a few chapters in a New Testament Book and
Then again later in the day a few chapters in an Old Testament Book.
I meditate on what God speaks to my heart through His word throughout the day, and then in the evening I read in the Bible where God leads me to read. Keeping a journal handy during these Bible reading times to jot down thoughts and prayers is also very helpful.
It may sound time consuming if you haven't ever done this before, but it really doesn't take much more than about half an hour to read, plus prayer time. Mind you this is only the Bible Reading.
Bible Study, and intercessory prayer is another matter.
Let the domestically inclined transformation begin.
© Monika Hardy