Blessing Your Family, Peaceful & Clean
Welcome to Day 24 of our Journey through “31 Days to Bless Your Family”!
Today’s theme is Peaceful & Clean. This is a topic that literally is creating an environment to Bless Your Family! Most of our other topics create an environment to bless your family by the way we communicate, demonstrate, and intentionally act in a consistent manner. But when we keep our home environment as clean as we can, it helps to remove stress, and has many other benefits, or blessings, as well.
I have to admit our home is not as clean as my wife would prefer it, but if your teenager comments that one of the blessings they experience is in your own home then it must be pretty good. If they comment that it feels like one of those model homes, decorated nicely with everything coordinating, then kudos to my wife in our case. When I was talking with my son about this he even referenced how a peaceful
environment that is clean
and free from clutter helps you to feel and think more clearly
. He even mentioned color psychology as part of the effects. “You know Dad, there’s science behind that!” (see this article from HeadSpace on the subject)
We don’t live fancy by any means, but hands down when I fell in love with my wife I knew I appreciated her sense of style and her minimalist nature. She thrives in a clean home, feels rested and rejuvenated in her peaceful sanctuary. If this is your spouse then an Act of Service (Love Language) for our mates would be to help them with household chores and picking up after ourselves. I know I can do more around the house, and because I love my wife I know I need to be more intentional about prioritizing that regularly. I need to bless my wife and contribute to the Peaceful and Clean environment our family is blessed in.
- It Can Reduce Stress And Depression
- It Can Help You Eat Better
- It Will Boost Your Productivity
- It Will Help You Stick To Your Workouts
- It Can Improve Your Relationships
- It Can Help You Lose Weight
- It Will Help You Sleep Better
As you are becoming more intentional about how to Bless Your Family, how might a Peaceful and Clean environment help reduce negatives and multiply positives for your family?
If you are the messier one in your marriage, like I am in mine, what are ways you can bless your spouse by honoring the environment you are loving and blessing your family in? How can the two of you Surrender to Oneness in this area, and what might that model for your children when they see you working together on it?
How can you help each person in your home to participate in creating an overall environment that is Peaceful and Clean? How might you help each individual to also have their own space that helps them to thrive in their uniqueness?
Today’s “Dares and Prayers” shared in the video:
- Love Dare – “Love vs. Lust“
- Love Dare For Parents – “Forgives“
- Power of a Praying Husband, Pray for – “Her Health” /edj
- Resolution – “to reconcile with your past“
- 31 Days of Building Your Family Values, Bible App Devotions – “Gracious”
- “Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant…”
<YouTube Video coming soon>
Daily Resources and References
Please review the Welcome to 31 Days to Bless Your Family
post if you missed it. There are some starting resources and recommendations there. Your best resource will be a local Bible teaching church to plug into with your family, and be surrounded by a thriving and supportive community.
Special Thanks to Kendrick Brothers Productions for their books The Love Dare, The Love Dare for Parents, and The Resolution for Men. You can check out their movies, books etc on their site. Their site recommends a local church finder at:
For prayer from KLOVE Radio staff:
If today’s topic resonated with you please leave a question, or share something positive that is working for you in the comment section below.
Here’s to your family’s “purpose-filled and on-target day”!
God Bless You and Yours!