It's Time To Detox Your Life

Now that the holidays are over, life will return to normal. But what does "normal" mean? Looking around our house this week, I would have guessed a bomb went off. With everything else going on, I haven't taken much time to set the house in order. My suspicion is that yours probably looks very similar.

As I was starting my chore list for the clean-up effort, it suddenly became clear that there was more than just a straightening needed. Little things pushed to the back burner have now become bigger things. Tasks that I had planned on doing the first of the year are now ready to be done and new ones have popped up to join them. The list is growing because my home needs tended to.

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

As Christian women and wives we are called by God to be keepers at home. If you were to take off the blinders like I did and look around your home, you'll probably see a to-do list like mine. Your personal life is most likely the same way - your diet, exercise, appearance and relationships could all use a good cleaning as well.

So for the next few weeks we're going to go room-by-room and space-by-space, physically and spiritually, detoxing our life. The word "detox" means getting all of the contaminants and toxins out of our system. While we can see the dirt and grime around our home, we may not always see the dirt and grime in our body and mind. Together we can detox each area of our daily life.

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1

Whether by neglect and lack of time or by no fault of our own, we need to take a serious look at our homes. If we take the wisdom God has given and apply it to the building of our homes, we can honor the Lord while caring for those we love.

Let's detox our lives, starting on Monday with a prayer walk. Prepare to get real with yourself, get down and dirty, and make changes in your home and body that will bring glory to our Heavenly Father. It may sound like a lot of work, but what greater joy is there than to walk down the path God has placed before us? And when you're working with sisters in Christ, you'll always have support and encouragement.

Ready to detox? See you Monday!


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