Thankfulness in the Home
Biblical Priority #4 - Home
by Stephanie H.
Should we give thanks in ALL
things? Even while doing laundry? Yes, even while doing laundry! God wants us
to run our households in a way that is pleasing to Him in everything we do. If
we focus on how much we don’t like doing certain chores it is not doing anyone
any favors. Instead focus on doing things for the Lord and being thankful in
all things. Colossians 3:23 (AMP) “Whatever may be your task, work at it
heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for me.”
It will dramatically change your perspective and the perspective of those
Try turning on praise music. As
you fold laundry, thank God for the clothes he has provided. As you mop the
floors, thank God for the house you live in.
Pray these scriptures back to
Him using A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (MSG)
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what
happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” Lord,
you have blessed me beyond measure. I am not naturally cheerful while doing my
household tasks. I want to thank you throughout the day because this is where
you want me to serve. Help me to be cheerful no matter what, to pray all the
time, and to thank you no matter what happens. Amen
1 Corinthians 10:31 (AMP) “So
then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor
and glory of God.” Lord, you created us for your glory. I
humbly confess to you that I often grumble while I am tending to our home.
Thank you for providing clothes for my family, a roof over our heads, food for
us to eat… Lord, I pray that our home will glorify you. Help me do everything
for your honor and glory. Amen
CHALLENGE: Choose to be thankful while doing household tasks. Focus on pleasing
God in everything you do.