Thursday, June 9, 2011

ABC's of a Godly Home Day Y

Day Y - Yearn and Yard

Spiritual Challenge Day Y - Yearn. What do you yearn for? To yearn means to feel a longing or craving. So, what do you yearn for? My prayer is that you yearn for God. Although this verse doesn't use the exact word yearn, it still conveys the message: Psalm 119:20 "My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times." I encourage you to read Psalm 119 today, it is filled with verses like this and reminds us our longing is to be for God and Him alone. If you aren't yearning for God or His word, pray and ask Him to give you that desire. The more time you spend reading God's word, the more time you will want to read His word.

Physical Challenge Y - Yard. Your physical challenge today is to spend a little time working in your yard. Do you need to rake, pick up trash or weed your flower bed? Maybe you need to plant some flowers. Your yard is the first thing people see when they come to your home, what does your yard say about you? Now before you start in on me about how we aren't supposed to worry about what the world thinks, yes I know. However, you also want to be a good steward with what God has given you and if your grass is 3 feet tall and there is trash all over your yard, are you really caring for the things God has blessed you with? What kind of example are you setting if you don't care enough to take care of your yard? I don't mean it has to be perfectly landscaped and immaculate, not going to happen around my home! I do think it is important to try to keep it neat and trimmed if possible. It's your decision on how you want your yard to look, but today your challenge is to spend some time working out there. So come on, shut this computer off, get your garden gloves and head outside for a little while. Just be sure to take some water with you, around here, it's HOT outside!


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