SPF 264: Glory in the Mess: The Nature of Fruit-Bearing Labor

Have you ever thought keeping your home clean with kids at home is like brushing your teeth while eating cookies? Or felt the temptation to avoid a project simply because of the aftermath? Proverbs 14:4 says, “Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” Messes come with progress and fruitfulness through the messiness of work.  Today I am going to share about the glory of the mess as well as a bit of cleaning insight to help you with your role as keeper of the home.

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Glory in the Mess
1. Maiden of Your Domain: As a keep of the home you are making life happen and life is messy!

2. Proverbs 14:4 “Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” Messes are the nature of fruit-bearing labor. Don’t sacrifice cultivating life for a “clean manger.”

3. Learn to master your domain through good management, organization, and discipline. Check out Dawn at Minimal Mom for great tips and ideas with home management: https://www.theminimalmom.com/ The information about “layers of the home” and why cleaning can feel overwhelming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx2Bh9n6VKc 


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