I prayed over the house and yard the other day. Well, I pray over my house fairly often. But this time I didn’t just ask for evil to be kept away, I asked for my home and yard – property line to property line – to be a blessed place full of God’s peace and goodness. I *asked* for the blessing of beauty.
We forget to ask for things a lot of the time. I’m no prosperity gospel spouter – God’s in charge, not me – but if you don’t ask, sometimes you don’t get. So – I asked.
And last night I was surfing pinterest, as I do so often when I’m tired … hit a “why I make my bed” pin. Well, I make my bed every day. But if you follow that pin, you get the “speed cleaning” pin. And that’s something that’s interested me for a while. I care a lot more about creativity than I do about order, but I *need* order to feel at peace. So I gave speed cleaning a try today. Somehow I think it’s speedier if you’re starting with a clean house. I spent all day cleaning! But my house looks so much better – and if I do it for a couple of days, I *will* have a really clean house. And then I can maintain in an hour or so per day.
And *that* would be awesome. Because I need to create beauty – and I have a lot of things I want to do. From all appearances, we’ll be into hospitality again soon. I’m going to need to have a clean house.
I have “The Hidden Art of Homemaking” on order… I think there is a lot of inspiration ahead of me, and I’m pretty SURE there’s plenty more perspiration.
So. I ask God to bless my home with beauty and peace – and He puts me to work! This isn’t the first time it’s worked out like this… but I always get a chuckle. I hope you did too. 🙂