*achoo*

Am all sniffy, shivering in the clinic, waiting for my turn to see the doctor. So annoying to be ill at the start of the year, haha..but thankful that it’s not during a peak period at work, and I can fully claim it from Bren’s company. Have been sneezing for a while since end of last year, but it got worse 2 days back. So I’d better rest.

Had a very fruitful afternoon yesterday though, reading and praying for direction for this new year. The grace in the midst {of all my sneezing}, was how God revealed His portion for me as a homemaker in this new season.

From the moment we exchanged vows, have always been aware of the unique portion He has entrusted to me as a wife – as Bren’s help-mate, but this time it’s a deeper work that He’s calling me to do. To not just care for Bren as per what I’ve been doing these past 4 years, but allowing myself to actually learn and hone the art of homemaking.

And as with every type of art, it takes commitment, skill and time. So I’m reminding myself to embrace every opportunity to learn, and trust that God will use it for His glory.

To start off, I’m making sure that I hone my cleaning routine. To be more efficient, and to see having a clean home as a sermon of hope, and an area of service. I pray that each time Bren comes home from work, when I welcome him back, he’ll actually truly find comfort and refuge…a place of rest, away from this messy {& noisy} world. & piled up laundry just isn’t going to do that. 😋

I was honestly so inspired last night as I jotted thoughts down, I couldn’t help sharing it with my group of wives too. After all, we’ve got to band together in prayer & tips! Hee..hee..

A few evenings ago, Bren and I watched “Up” again. It’s been a long while, but the storyline and adorable interactions still inspires and cracks us up.

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We are starting life afresh. Afresh with a new perspective and a new calling to this adventure that He is inviting us to. I’m letting go of the world’s expectations {I mean, how impressive is it to say that I’m a stay-home wife/homemaker? It’s very humbling. Y’know what I mean…}, and letting go of the voices inside of me that many times do not echo the Word of God…and I’m choosing to fill my soul with what He says, because ultimately that’s all that matters.

Here are my anchor verses for this new season:

Proverbs 31:27
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the Word of God.

Proverbs 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish tears hers down.

Lord, help me. I don’t want to be the foolish woman. I yearn to build up this home You’ve entrusted for me. Show me how to do this new calling that You’re leading me to. May You be glorified in our marriage. ❤️

Time to bake some scones! 🍞

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2 thoughts on “*achoo*

  1. Cayce says:

    each role has its challenges and is impressive in its own ways. hoping you’ll enjoy this new adventure, but I’m almost sure you’ll love it. 🙂

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