I want to challenge your line of thinking for a moment regarding homemaking.
I want you to think about something for a minute.
I want to think about homemaking as a ministry.
If you have never thought of this way, it will probably be a challenge.
You may think of ministries as something done in a church, or in another country.
But, the truth is, that as women, our homes and those who live under
our roofs are our ministry.
What a precious thought that is. That we can serve and love those in our own home, and it is a ministry!
Still struggling with thinking of homemaking as a ministry?
This quote Carolyn Mahaney (Feminine Appeal) that I enjoy regarding the significance of our roles as Biblical homemakers.
“The challenge of ministry in our home is that we do not always feel very “spiritual” when we wash our dishes. It hardly feels significant to scrub our toilet. and we can feel that we are truly ministering when the Lord uses us to communicate a word of wisdom to someone, or He provides an opportunity to share the gospel with our neighbor. That seems like real ministry. And that is real ministry to be sure! But no more so than when we are wiping runny noses or cleaning the bathroom. That is because we have a very narrow view of true spirituality… The Lord wants to help us see the significance of ministry at home. He also wants to expand our vision for the multiple opportunities that we have for ministry in the home. Let’s ask the LORD to help us gain a biblical perspective of our ministry at home.”
If you find yourself unjoyful or unsure if you are cut out to be a Biblical
homemaker, you are normal.
You were made for this position.
Nobody else can care for your home like you.
Nobody can love your spouse and children like you.
God made you specifically for this time and place where you are right now.
If you are struggling with a wrong heart attitude, discontent,
or lack of joy, please know that:
*Our hearts won’t change overnight.
*Our homes won’t change overnight.
*Change takes place slowly through prayer, patience, and persistence.
We must be diligent in managing our homes and who lives under our
roof. The ways of the world can sweep them away if we are not careful.
*We must not become lazy or indifferent.
*Our homes are our responsibility.
This wicked culture that we live in seeks to destroy and conquer our families by attacking our faith and stripping away what we hold most precious and dear.
This job that you have, (the managing of your home), is one of the most important jobs on this earth. Christian mothers have a tremendous sphere of influence over their children. We must never downplay or diminish the roles that God has assigned us as mothers.
Mama’s and wives, please understand that you are one of the most influential and impactful people in the world.
This is the role that God has assigned you in life.
It was by no mistake that women became mothers and wives, and workers at home.
Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home
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