When Sarah Mae came out with her revised edition of 31 Days to Clean – Having a Martha House the Mary Way, I jumped on the opportunity to review it. I am a Martha at heart. I like to get things done. My continued prayer to the Lord is to help me have a good balance of my responsibilities in light of sitting at His feet and tending to the hearts of those He has entrusted into my care.
It is a daily battle to the busy schedules of moms. We have dishes to do, laundry piles, homes to clean, meals to make and plan and the list goes on and on. We also need to take time to sit at the feet of Jesus, we have husbands and children to love, friends to spend time with and ministry opportunities as we go about our days.
It can begin to overwhelm us but doesn't need to. The Lord will equip us to take care of the responsibilities He has laid before us and we need to be reminded to depend on Him. The problem comes when we try to do it in our own strength.
So balance, we all desire balance and order in our lives. The format of 31 Days to Clean is simple and each day is laid out with an encouraging, inspirational reading, Mary challenge and a Martha challenge. There are some bonus tips and some days to get your kids involved too!