This month we are studying “Orderliness” with making a concerted effort to put our learning into practice everyday.
My number one mess is paper piles/books/information – it takes over wherever it is placed!
One of the definitions of Orderliness is that we use things for their intended purpose. Very rarely do I have to speak to my children about the inappropriate use of something – they have got over using books as UFO’s, and dinner plates as shields, but I have had to wonder if we use each room for its intended purpose.
If I was to have a goal for each room – this room is to be used for learning, creativity and fun, this room is to be for reading and talking, this room is for cooking food, this room is for paperwork and phonecalls, such goals will help me keep everything in its place. I envisage that if I organized my rooms according to their purpose I would see when things were not in the right place. Anything in that room, that doesn’t’ help reach our goals need to go somewhere else.
A more precise application for this thought is for each area in each room – my desk, my kitchen bench, my bedside table. Each of these areas has a purpose and anything not serving that purpose needs to go.
"Let all things be done decently and in order."
I Corinthians 14:40
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace."
I Corinthians 14:33