Handfuls of Purpose Devotions
Do not think of housework as unimportant or not worthy of your time or attention. A clean and organized house helps the whole family to function at their best.
King James Bible Study - Help in the Time of Need
The Basic Truths Of Life!
Everyone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.
1. The Brevity Of Life
"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)
2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance
You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)
3. The Sureness Of Trouble
Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).
4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!
5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:
We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!
6. That Men Never Learn From History
We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!
7. What Should You Do?
"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart:
that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]
THE BIBLE :
Believe The BOOK!
The King James Bible
This is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .
Home In The Hills:
[Or New Jerusalem]
Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?
Handfuls of Purpose Devotions: The Bedroom
Ann Reagan 2007
All good homemakers need to turn their mattresses from top to bottom today. In other words, simply turn your mattress around (not over..not yet anyway) turn the end of the mattress that is at the head of the bed so that it is now at the foot of the bed. Now...see how simple and easy that was? Now get your little canister vacuum out and give the mattress a real good vacuuming and then spray it with Lysol spray. Let it air for a couple of hours and then put your nice freshly washed and dried sheets, blankets and spread on the bed. You'll be able to breathe much easier now...you have just helped to get rid of some of the little tiny allergens in your bed.
Mattresses need to turned every 3 months in order to keep them from wearing unevenly or getting sags or lumps. You can remember what direction to turn the mattress by taking a Sharpie permanent marker and putting the initials for the 3 months on each end of the mattress on the top of each side. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, when you are done your mattress should have the following on it:
J-F-M head / top side - turn mattress from head to foot
A-M-J foot / top side- turn mattress over after this
J-A-S head/bottom side - turn mattress from head to foot
O-N-D foot/bottom side - turn mattress over after this
If you have a box springs on your bed. You will want to turn it about two times each year and vacuum it really good and spray it with Lysol about 4 times each year. January and June turn the box springs. Head to foot. You will vacuum it those two times and then addition in March and August you will want to vacuum it again and spray it with Lysol. Everything stays nice and fresh and clean that way.
Weekly you will want to wash your sheets, pillow cases and mattress pads in hot water. This helps to kill the tiny dust mites that just love
crawling around in bed linens and in mattresses. It also keeps your bed nice and fresh and makes for getting a better nights sleep.
Scriptural Admonition:Do not think of housework as unimportant or not worthy of your time or attention. A clean and organized house helps the whole family to function at their best. And just remember, we are to do our housework as unto the Lord. He is definitely worthy of our very best efforts.
The woman described in Proverbs 31 works "willingly" with her hands. She looks after her household well and she is not a lazy woman.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."
Colossians 3:17 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
Colossians 3:23 "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"
Proverbs 31:13 "She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
Proverbs 31:27 "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."
Ladies, (and husbands too) the bedroom is a very important room in the household. Not only does it need to be kept clean by washing and vacuuming but the activities that go on that room need to be kept clean and pure and unsoiled by the worldly trash that is running rampant on the internet and television and everywhere else today. As Christians, we have no business bringing pornographic materials into our minds or our bedrooms as so called, "enhancement" ventures to "help" our marriages.
There has not been one marriage EVER that that kind of thing has ever helped. But it sure has destroyed a lot of lives. If your marriage is feeling a little dull and unexciting then it is probably because one or both spouses have forgotten time alone with the Lord and with each other. A good healthy marriage, needs time, tender touches, turning the hearts toward God. Don't forget...marriage was God's idea in the first place...so when there are problems it didn't start with God...but with folks not seeking God more.
Hebrews 13:4 "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
I hope your bedroom is nice and clean and pure. So that your home will always be pleasing to the Lord.