Practice living in the now

It is really easy to get caught up in all the things we need to do tomorrow or the next day or week or whatever.

God says in His word, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough worries of its own.” (Matt. 6:34) Focus on what’s in front of you; right now. Be all there and don’t put things off. Create goals, but work through them each day rather than constantly looking ahead.

It is wise to look at the big picture and attempt to foresee any coming obstacles and do what you can to prevent them in the first place. Ask God to help you if you are having trouble with determining what could be a possible obstacle. Do it NOW! Don’t put things off. We aren’t promised tomorrow. God will work through you to accomplish all that you ask, in accordance with His will, as long as you make yourself available to Him. We all want more time to do the things on our lists, but we must give our first fruits to Him in order to give the rest of our tasks life-giving, eternal purpose.

How does this relate to homemaking? Simple. When creating your micro-goals for each season consider home maintenance that may need to be done. Prevention is a key to fulfilling goals. Overall upkeep of the home contributes to the longevity of its strength and endurance as well as its value. You will want to train your children to do the same. If you want peace in the family then you should set micro-goals for eliminating clutter. The family mission statement and goals are your shield or umbrella for all of
these things.

If you need direction, don’t hesitate to pray and ask God to reveal to you what your children need. He is faithful! Seek Him and you will find Him.

If you’ve ever wanted to tear the 31st chapter of Proverbs out of your bible this book is for you.

She is a wife, mom, business owner, seamstress, she serves the needy, speaks life and wisdom, and seems to be quite the major overachiever, perfectionist type.

Except that…she’s not.

Come along and journey with Amy and take a look at the real woman of Proverbs 31. She isn’t as perfect as she seems. In fact, I think she is a lot like you and me.

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Amy Bayliss

Amy is a small town Cajun girl living life in the big city. She and her husband Ryan have four children, all boys, ranging in age from toddler to teen! Amy is a full-time blogger and WP designer at My Southern Media. You can visit her at her personal blog, Cajun Joie de Vivre or you can follow her ramblings on Twitter and keep up with her mischief on Facebook.