It's the end of February and I'm starting to hit a wall with my attitude. After being stuck inside the house for so long, I'm crabby. We've had endless months (since November) where some member of the family has been sick at all times. And I have noticed I'm getting easily frustrated with my children.
In some ways, my attitude is probably being reflected back at me by my children. Grumbling and complaining is starting to become more frequent and it's bringing us all down. I was reminded recently of this proverb:
Proverbs 14:1 "A wise woman builds her home, a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands."
So, we are going to make a change. We need to visually see (myself included) how our words and attitudes are either building up our home, or tear it down.
We are literally "building or tearing down our houses" today. To begin, we each picked a Lego figure that would represent ourselves, a baseplate and one brick.
If we have good attitudes, thoughts, practice kindness or thankfulness, are quick to forgive, have self control - we get to add a Lego brick to our walls. If we grumble or complain, lose our temper, think negative untrue thoughts, etc - we tear down a brick.
We each are starting with a cornerstone which will always remain and can not be torn down- Jesus.
Isaiah 28:16 "Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken."
Acts 4:11 "For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’"
Ephesians 2:20 "Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself."
My son also wanted to participate in this project, but chose a different bible verse and a stormtrooper.
|My son's house - Star Wars themed (of course).|
Proverbs 25:28 "A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls."
I have already noticed that we are all becoming more aware of our attitudes and whether we are focusing our thoughts on what is good and lovely and true and honorable and praise worthy, or not.
|My daughter's house - she has also added furniture and animals inside already.|
I want to build my home today with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.
Galatians 5:22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
|Momma's House - those walls are slowly getting higher.....|