I am a happy homemaker. It took a little while for my heart to catch up with this decision, but I am learning to embrace my role day by day. You can read my story in the free mini-course I recently wrote, by signing up here.
The Value In Keeping Our Home
Homemaking is a wonderful assignment that allows you and I to honor God, bless our families and others. It’s not sitting on the couch with Bonbons or lounging in your pjs every day. Although, there have been days when I have worked and/or lounged in my pjs…one of the perks!
There is great responsibility in caring for the daily needs of our families. Managing our homes with a proper perspective takes time, skill and wisdom…oh, and lots of prayer! There are many areas in which we need to develop such as cooking, cleaning, organizing, meal planning, shopping, laundry this list can go on and on.
Needless to say, when taken seriously, keeping the home is a vocation that should be cultivated in order to do it successfully.
If we are not careful, just like anything else, we could go about our homemaking in an incorrect manner. As we discussed in a previous post, anything we place before God is an idol.
Unknowingly, our hearts can be easily filled with our work at home rather than centered on God. Worshipping an immaculately clean home, or treating things in our home better than our family is a sign that we have replaced what is truly important with temporal things.
At the same time we could go the opposite direction by filling our hearts with rebellion, and making our home management unimportant; choosing to neglect our homes and go against the instruction to pursue biblical homemaking.
Finally, the best way to find balance is to seek God for wisdom and guidance in your homemaking. We have an invaluable job in serving our families, our responsibility should not take over our lives but add to it.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. -Proverbs 6:13
When we dedicate our work to God, He can guide our hearts and hands to glorify Him in the tasks we perform at home.
Is your heart balanced in your homemaking?