This one’s fairly obvious, but it has multiple benefits. if you find an elderly person who needs help with housekeeping and then take your children over to clean for a couple of hours, you’re doing several important things at once:
- You’re better equipping your kids to clean their own houses. This is training that will save you, their mom, time in the long run because you will have housekeeping helpers.
- You are helping the elderly person in a big way. Old bones, eyes, hands and muscles often aren’t able to even keep a place sanitary, much less neat and orderly.
- You are preparing your daughters to be the kind of wives and homemakers that will bless the lives of their husbands one day.
- Unlike some of our suggestions, this one will likely be a grungy job—the kind of job that makes for humility and instills the spirit of each esteeming others better than self (I Cor. 10:24).
- The influence of elderly Christians is almost always beneficial to children. Just the time spent in that home will have an effect on your kids, for good.
- If you invite other children to go clean with you and your own children, you will be impacting those young hearts for the Lord, too.
Don’t forget the March podcast is this Thursday night. Holly Smith will be joining me. Details are on the “Digging Deep in God’s Word” Facebook page. It’s a great study of the weeping prophet and the persecution that discouraged this great man of God.