Keeping the Home clean
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psa 24:3-5
To keep the house neat and tidy, is an endless job, but one with wonderful eternal benefits since you are available at home to the children, and your husband. Homemaking has a long and glorius career dating back to well...let me see...a good example would be Saria and Abram. Saria would follow Abram from place to place setting up home in a tent everytime they moved. How else was she to care for her husband, for so many years before her first child arrived in her 90's.
Can you imagine!
Ok, so most of us don't have dirt floors in a tent to contend with, but we each encounter messes. To be prepared for "come what may" during the day, it is good to be prepared. First of all we prepare our hearts for continued communion with our King, and then for the day ahead.
I love to wear an apron, and still need to make new ones, but I have found a wonderful site with modest apparael that has some beautiful aprons. I like the ones with pockets so I can gather up small things as I go and put them in theri proper place. I also like to keep a notepad and pencil in pocket for ideas and lists when things come to me during the day. The other pocket, in today's society is for my new cell phone with ear piece. I didn't think I would like it, but the ear piece allows me to speak with my dear husband when he calls, and minister to friends or be ministered to, when they call. All the while, my hands are free to keep busy.
When duty outside the house calls, the apron is returned to it's proper place and it has done it's job to keep my appearance clean and tidy to be presentable out in public.