This blog is a brand new creation, so please bear with me as construction wraps up and the remaining dust is cleaned up! For decades I have felt led to write. Sometimes I am given a poem that just seems to flow out of my spirit onto the page. Other times I get a spark of understanding of how to “do” a small part of this life following Jesus and have wondered whether to share it or not. A couple of years ago, God started preparing me for this blog. First, He gave it a name and showed me in His Word where it came from. The name comes from Proverbs 31 verse 27, “She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.” (NKJV, others below) When I became certain the name “An Orderly Household” was from God (after much prayer and meditation on Scripture), I thought at that early stage that it meant literally organizing our homes and what do to with all the “stuff” of life. Some time has passed, and I now believe the meaning and purpose is broader than that. I’m still not entirely certain of the breadth, depth and direction the blog will take, but the signs in the heavens and the events all around the world are pointing to the soon coming of our Bridegroom and King! So … let’s watch over our households AND at the same time watch and wait together for our Savior, setting our spiritual houses in order. Please join me on the journey … wherever Father God might choose to lead us. I pray that you will find this blog encouraging as our Lord, our Savior, our King, our Bridegroom is coming very soon for His Bride! Let us pray continually to the Father, through the Son and in and with the Holy Spirit. May we uphold each other in prayer until our blessed Hope appears in the clouds!
Hebrews 10:23-25 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Other Translations of Proverbs 31:27
KJV & AKJV – She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
ESV – She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.