A Clean Home Filled With Presence of God: Here’s How to Combine Cleaning and Prayers (Part 2)

A Clean Home Filled With Presence of God: Here’s How to Combine Cleaning and Prayers (Part 2)

When you are religious – the cause of it might become the source of a philosophical argumentation – you’ll use your religious faith as the key to every lock.

I was raised in a Christian-based home. It was a given that I believed that God exists and that I needed to have a close relationship with Him. However, I’ve also found out that my religious perspective helped me define a lot of things in my life.

Spirituality towards a religion will not only guide your decisions and help you go through the different stages of life, but it will also shape and influence your daily activities.

If there’s a term like “weird connection”, I’d associate it with cleaning and prayers. We don’t often find people praying while cleaning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it, right?

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Whether small or large, a kitchen is the heart of every home.

From chicken chile enchiladas to mac and cheese and pasta dishes with chicken sausage and veggies, the kitchen is the place where moms – at the whim of their insanity – cook all kinds of dishes to keep their family healthy, well-fed and happy.

They say the first step towards a clean home is to have a clean and tidy kitchen. So, here’s a checklist to make your kitchen-cleaning experience as efficient as possible.

  • Clear the dust, grease and grime off your kitchen counters
  • Take care of all those dirty and unwashed dishes that have been left to sit in the dishwasher for days
  • Dust the fridge and all the kitchen cabinets
  • Clean both the interiors and exteriors of your stove and oven
  • It’s time to toss out all the expired leftovers from your fridge
  • Empty and clean your garbage can
  • Sweep the kitchen floors
  • And, end with some finishing touches such as clean towels and a vase with fresh flowers

While you are decluttering and reorganizing your kitchen space, remember all the dishes you’ve made to please your family. Remember how your kids and hubby used to savor your homemade versions of French fries, granola bars, and pizza and be thankful to God for that blessing. Remember also the hard times when your fridge and pantry were nearly empty but how God never once left you hungry.

Meditate on the following verses:

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

– From 1 Corinthians 10:31

“Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.”

– From Ecclesiastes 9:7

“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land”

– From Isaiah 1:19

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

In a house, every room serves a different purpose and has its own importance. Usually adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room is the place where you gather to eat food without any interruption.

As per experts, after spending long hours behind the screens – be it the computer at work or a kids in front of the tv – the dining room is believed to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as healthy eating habits.

When it comes to cleaning this family space, make sure you dust all the pieces of furniture in the room, vacuum the floors and disinfect the dining table.

In the house, this area is symbolic because it conveys the warmth, love, strength, unity and harmony between family members. Despite disagreements and disputes, gathering at the dining table to share a meal is a gift not everyone is blessed with.

So, remember the following verses as you thank God for His blessings in your life.

“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.”

– From Acts 2:46

“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness.”

– From Psalms 1:17

 

 

 

 

 

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