Good morning, Ladies! I hope you slept well last night. Are you ready to get your homes and hearts in order over the next 15 weeks? I am so excited about this series! I was really blown away by the number of women who commented and let me know they were planning to join the challenge when I announced it last week.
I know God is going to do a great work in your hearts and I’m anxious to see what happens!
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From Chaos to Calm: Day One
Preparing for This Journey
Scripture Memory: “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Psalm 107:28 – 30
As women striving to seek out God’s will for our own lives, is so important that we wake in the morning and humble ourselves before Him and ask Him to give us the strength we need to get through the day. So, this week’s challenge is having a morning prayer and devotion. I do believe that the morning is the best time of the day to get yourself in order. Just as our homes need organizing and maintaining, our hearts need order and maintenance as well.
So, I am setting my alarm for 6:00 a.m. each morning. My early morning routine is this:
- Have my prayer and devotion.
- Take my shower.
- Take my morning walk.
- Prepare breakfast.
By the time I have completed these four goals, my children begin to stir. I feel better and actually look forward to the peace in my house while it so quiet. I am able to gather my thoughts, plan my day, and most importantly, CHOOSE to live out my day with God’s purpose in mind.
What to do tonight:
1. Prepare your prayer corner. Select a religious book on any theme that interests you. Have your Bible ready to read. Put together a prayer journal and a pen. Set out a candle and some matches. Get a box of Kleenex if your nose is stuffy.
2. Pray tonight. Ask God to give you the courage and the will to change those things in your life you need to change. Ask Him to give you energy in the morning when the alarm sounds.
3. Go to bed as early as possible. A good night’s sleep always helps when you want to get up early. I suggest trying to go to bed between nine and ten o’clock. I know it is hard! BUT, the hours before midnight offer the best sleep – it’s been scientifically proven!
So, set your alarm, and get to bed at a decent hour. You’re getting up early!
Listen to the Podcast:
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From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home is a daily devotion – Monday through Friday for 15 Weeks by Melissa Ringstaff. The Audio Podcast gives you extra ideas to go along with the email series or e-book.
Watch the Video:
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What are you hoping to gain from this study? What chaos is in your calm?
Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.