I know what I believe in. I know on who my faith is. I know who I worship. And, when I combine these beliefs, I can say that they have shaped who I am completely.
When you are a religious or spiritual person, your religion will shape what you think, how you talk and what you do. In fact, I would go to the extent of saying that religion can also affect your daily life – the first thing you do when you wake up, the way you talk to your spouse or your boss or even when you clean your house.
A lot of people will find it weird to talk about cleaning and praying in the same line, however, I strongly believe that you don’t need a sacred altar or a special occasion to be close to God.
You are alone in the house, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping; there’s nothing stopping you from having a conversation with God.
There’s something different and more special about a kid’s room compared to the other areas of a house. As a space decked out just for kids, the rooms speaks a lot about imagination, creativity, innocence, independence and dreams. A child’s likes, dislikes and personality are reflected in that space. As your kids grow, you can also see their room transform and grow along with them.
Here are some instructions on how to keep a kid’s room in tip-top shape:
Phase 1: Start by gathering all the toys and colored pencils – don’t forget to look under the bed and behind the wardrobe.
Phase 2: Put all the dirty clothes in a hamper – and don’t worry about turning the sweaty clothes right side out.
Phase 3: Raising two kids taught me that repeatedly asking them to make their bed is only a waste of time. So, you’ll have to smooth out the sheets and the blankets.
Phase 4: Next, dust all furniture and fixtures.
Phase 5: Sweep, vacuum and mop the floors clean.
A kid’s room is like a microcosm of their little world. Step in their space when they are not around and you’ll still feel their vibrant presence, enthusiasm and happy-gooey attitude. Just like you, as a parent, you feel an attachment to this room, your kids find safety and comfort in this space.
Every parent wants to give their kids a place that they can call their own. Decorating their room by picking bright wall colors, modern and functional furniture might help them to grow in the right environment, but most importantly, they should have a spiritual protection. And, as a parent, it is your responsibility to pray for your kid.
As you are in prayers, remember the following verses:
“Don’t be afraid … Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
– From Nehemiah 4:14
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
– From Ephesians 6:1-3
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
– From Psalm 127:3
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.””
-From Matthew 19:14
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
– From Proverbs 1:8-9
“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”
– From Psalm 34:11
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