Sunday, February 10, 2013

Order or Chaos?

"Set in order your houses; keep slothfulness and uncleanness far from you."
— Doctrine & Covenants 90:18

This verse is one of my husband's main themes in life. He loves to have a clean house. He says when the house is clean, then he can truly relax. And isn't that true for everyone? When things are clean, organized, and put in their place, the house feels so much more comfortable to be in. Truly, when the house is in order, the spirit of the Lord can come and dwell with us.

Our Heavenly Father is a God of Order, not a God of Chaos. He cannot dwell in uncleanness. That can be taken literally, as well as spiritually. Where there is dirt and clutter, it is hard to be comfortable, let alone feel the spirit of the Lord.

Does the God of Order dwell in your home? Or the God of Chaos? Life can be very challenging, especially when you have little ones at home. I myself am far from perfect. But it is important to instill in our families the importance of having a clean home, so we can feel the peace that comes with cleanliness. And where there is peace there is God.

I challenge you to look at your home this week with new eyes – are things in order, or is your home ruled by chaos? Choose one thing to set in order, and set a goal to be consistent with it throughout the week. Tell your family about your goal. Get them involved. Through God's help and grace your home can become a haven of peace and order.


  1. Oh man, chaos rules here for sure! This is something good to think about, and picking one thing is totally doable :) thanks for the inspiration!! I found you at moms the word <3

  2. Hi Jean
    We need to hear this often! I am limited to what I can do in mu home due to a chronic illness, but one thing at a time might just do the trick!!
    Much love

  3. Your post reminds me of I Cor. 14:33 "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace..."

    I know that our family functions better in order than in chaos. I hate not being able to find things and find it stressful to have to hunt for keys or shoes or anything. I like to keep things in order!

    Thank you for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  4. I so agree that it is so much more peaceful to be in an organized home. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  5. I'm definitely happier if my home is organized. I've been talking to my husband this week about ways to get us back on track with organization and cleaning. I've been struggling to do it all when I have 5 kids and a husband who can help, too.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!

  6. Great reminder... I love order but sometimes, with two boys, it just doesn't happen as often as I'd like. But, I keep trying...

    Thanks for linking up to The Bliss Project.

  7. I love order. Love, love, love it. God is faithful, though, to help me exist when other things need my attention. I want Him to order my day and my emotions. But, yes, things are so much smoother when I can actually see order in my house!