Wednesday, July 13, 2011

31 Days to Clean - Day 7

Day 7 - The Curse

Sorry I didn't get this posted. I will post results from day 7 tonight as well as day 8 and day 8 results. I wasn't feeling 100% yesterday so I cleaned and then went to bed.


Day 7 we talk about The Curse. What is the curse you ask?
Lets start this way.
Have you ever...
Wondered why it's so difficult to keep your house clean and to keep on task?
Wondered why you feel like no matter how much you clean or how hard you work, things always seem to just get messy?
Wondered why you feel depressed and overwhelmed at the work the just keeps getting bigger and bigger?

Friends, that right the curse.
If read Genesis 3:17-18 it tells us about the curse that God put upon us.
"Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field..."

Because Adam sinned (it's his fault, not Eve's, because he was supposed to be responsible for life and work in the garden before us girls were created) our homes go against us as we have rebelled against God. Everything is heading to decay, and we are striving against it. No matter how many clothes we wash, there will always be more to be cleaned. No matter how many times we dust, it will always become dusty again. These are all parts of the Curse.

Work is no the Curse, unproductive work is!

Characteristics of the Curse include the following:
-everything is working towards death, decay and disorder.
-unproductive work destroys your labor
-pollutions pictures sin
-evil is temporary and abnormal

Mary Challenge:
Read Romans 8:20-21 and find what the hope is in the Curse

Martha challenge:
Kitchen - clean out and organize your pantry.