"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, it there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things." Phil 4:8

April 17, 2011

Heart of the matter

Well, I wasn't able to finish the  "Heart and Home Clean Sweep challenge" that Esther at "Our Simple Country Life" hosted this week, but I intend to finish day 3-6 while we are on our break at the end of the month.  If you haven't had a chance to check out Esther's blog, I want to encourage you to browse her site, it is full of wonderful stuff!  She has insight into God's word that is so precious and has impacted me over the last two weeks since I found her blog.  Here is her link http://oursimplecountrylife.blogspot.com

I was encouraged by her "Heart Scrub" for the last two days, but especially on day 5.  She references the scripture in 1 Samuel 16:7b where it says:

"...the Lord does not see as a man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart". 

Basically, the Lord isn't overly concerned about what our physical home looks like, but what the heart of our home looks like.  I have been meditating on this and looking at our home to find "areas" that may need to be cleaned up so that the heart of our home sparkles. How is the "heart" of your home?


A.Marie said...

Good post! I am going to go and check out her link!

Have a terrific day! :)

Dawnmarie said...

I like to say that our home is not a mess; our mess is a home. <3ingstud