Did you like how I added joy in there? I didn’t mean to but I think because I feel full of praise to God for the tremendous work He is doing in my heart, I just had to add it! And this isn’t me, in case you’re wondering!
We are on Day 8 in FlyLady (actually, day 9, but that post will come up right after this one! Sorry for the delay! Busy yesterday was a busy day for me!). I feel like I am flying or FLYing! God is so amazing and those negative thoughts that I had been fighting a few days ago are getting combated (I have worked on many of them since starting up this program!). I am so blessed at how much is getting done! Since adding that 2 minute hotspot, my clutter areas are cleaner (praise God!)!
Today I had to do (2) 4 minute hot-spot clean-ups back to back because I didn’t do that first hotspot cleaning in the morning. I got some of my desk, that sits in my living room near my stairs where everything gets dropped off, halfway cleared. It’s amazing what 4 minutes can do!
With the change of the atmosphere in the house (since Mommy is slowly looking to God and changing herself) I find that not only is the house getting cleaned out, but I am more joyful, my husband is more joyful, and I am spending more time playing with my kids then I did before ). So there has been a lot more laughter, hugging, playing, praying and kisses going around. Yay!
That’s not to say I’m not still a work in progress! I am doing well but I realize I am also AVOIDING areas of my house that I think will probably need attention shortly:
like the stove-top…
that side room full of junk…
the floors (where they need a good mopping)…
I know I will hit them eventually, but I know I am avoiding them when I turn my eyes and clean everything AROUND them except them…
Yep, a work in progress!
Sometimes I think the physical world represents what is going on in our hearts, you know? If that were true, are there areas in my heart that I have been avoiding that need to get cleaned out? Things I am skirting around because they just seem to hard to look into? (Am I ready for that exploration of my heart? Only with God’s help!)
FlyLady Day 8 is calling you. so check it out! Today we are going to start putting together our control journal.
I am not sure how my control journal is going to pan out, honestly, but I will keep you updated. I have told myself to do this, and tried before, but usually failed to keep up with it. Yes, even though I DON’T want to do this step, it is for my own good. So, since you are on this journey with me, and will hopefully be doing it, too, I will bite the bullet and get my control journal together! I will even post up more pictures (once I find my batteries, or buy new ones, of course)!
Have a blessed day and be inspired today!
To encourage you on, here is a song for you! Move by MercyMe (I was singing this off and on this week.) It’s not on my husband’s list for songs he would listen to all the time, but I like it lyrically. 🙂 My husband has more refined taste in music. 😉
“What is it that keeps you from conquering the clutter and CHAOS? You get so caught up in all the reasons why you can’t take care of it that you just give up and settle for living this way.”
“Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family.”
“All our lives we have been put down by our family and friends, but the absolute hardest person on you is YOU. From now on you are going to be your biggest cheerleader!”
-Marla Cilley, Sink Refelctions
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