Friday, October 7, 2011
31 Days of Homemaking - Day 7 - A Little Encouragement
In the Word there's a few scriptures specifically about homemaking. It's encouraging to know that God gives us grace (His ability) to make our house a home when our schedules are super busy, we have children and spouses who need our time and whose time we need, and jobs that may keep us from being at our home.
In my own experience, I always feel better walking into a clean house with dinner plans made and ready to go. But, we don't need to feel inadequate when that doesn't happen and we feel we don't measure up to our (or other's) standard of homemaking. When I look at the 'homemaking' scriptures, it would be so easy to say..."Yeah right! That never happens and probably never will." I just need to remember that God's mercies are new everyday...and that that's not just a nice saying, it's the truth. We need to enjoy our life and rest in God's love for us. That'll make the "have to" mentality turn into the "get to!" mentality.
The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
1 Timothy 5:13-14
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but alsogossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.
By looking at them (older women), the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives.