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"In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
I Thessalonians 5:18
Making your HOUSE a HOME is really a
wonderful way of expressing
someone comes to visit your home, can they tell that you
are a Christian?
Would you feel comfortable
entertaining the Lord in your home?
You don't have to have large pictures of Jesus in your house to tell others you are a Christian. We don't have to wear a "SIGN" that says we are Christians either. Of course that would make it a lot easier on us. Wouldn't it?
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The Holidays are always a time that seems to be full of mixed emotions to many. Going HOME always brings many different feelings and memories to mind and heart.
Whether you live in an apartment, a duplex or a mobile home it really doesn't matter for your HOME is what you make it. Your home is your family, your friends, all the people that you love.
You may already be a Christian but is Christ the center of your life? He can't be at the center of your Home if He is not at the center of your life. I know from my own life that it is so easy to say "Lord this is what I want. PLEASE bless it". Kind of like when you forget to thank the Lord for your meal and for the hands that have prepared it. Then you shoot up a quick silent pray asking the Lord to bless the food and forgive you for forgetting. What you say and do is a reflection of your heart. So stop a few minutes and think about what you spend the most time doing? How do you start your day? Do you read the Bible anymore? Do you know how to pray? Do you pray?
go back a minute to a significant question for you to ask
Isn't that a wonderful verse?
are some of the many verses about what our
"houses" should be:
If not, then lets take a few minutes right now to get back to the place where the Lord is the most important thing in your life. No matter what you have done our God is a loving, just and forgiving God. The verse below was written by John to believers:
"If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Don't wait until you stop all your bad habits. Don't wait another day, minute or hour. The Lord promised us that He will return. We are to be ready and watching for His return. The rapture of believers could be at any moment. You don't want to be left behind.
Do you remember the story of the prodigal son? It is an amazing story of a father who is waiting for his son to return even though he had squandered his inheritance and was living in filth. Come to the Lord and let Him through the Holy Spirit convict you to change your lifestyle and habits. It is easy to try to be a "perfect Christian" but that is not what being a believer is all about. We all sin daily because we are not perfect. Sin is sin. BIG or small. A lie or murder. That is why we need to go the Lord every day and ask Him to forgive us.
"Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love. So beloved let us love one another." 1 John 4:7&8
Candle is an object made of
wax or a similar material that is burned to
flowers appear on the
earth; the time of the singing [of birds] is come, and
the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;"
grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the
Don't forget to use FRESH FLOWERS or a nice seasonal plant.
Flower Arrangements: Most flower arrangements are made of fresh flowers. However, you can use dried flowers. Flowers suited to drying include chrysanthemums, goldenrod, hydrangeas, larkspurs, and pearly everlastings. You can dry any of these flowers by hanging the blossoms head downward in a dark, dry, well-ventilated room for about three weeks. You can also dry various kinds of grasses and leaves in this way and then add the specimens to the flower arrangement. A dried floral arrangement that is prepared in late summer or fall should last through the winter. ~From World Book Encyclopedia~
Spices and Herbs give a
lovely aroma. A sweet fragrance to enjoy.
Fresh Flowers can brighten an otherwise dreary day. Its ok, go ahead and smell the flowers. Aren't they lovely?
is the definition for "Beauty" from Miriam Webster Dictionary:
Entry: beau ty
1 Chronicles 16:29 - "Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness."
is the definition for Dictionary
"Garnished" is mentioned 5 times in the Bible. I looked up "decorate" but it was not used so the word "Garnished" is quite similar.
his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his
he garnished the house with
precious stones for beauty:
when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished."
the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of
Hospitality & Home
Hospitality defined from
you know that one of the "gifts" from the Lord
hospitality one to another
to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality."
a lover of hospitality, a lover of good
bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
[is] a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house
wisdom is an house builded; and by
brought me to the banqueting house, and his
A house doesn't have to be
large to make it a special home.
"A house is made of
wood and stone. But only love can make it home."
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