Inside: In God’s eyes, taking care of the physical structure and all that lies within and the people is a labor of love. It’s serving others within our reach which ultimately means serving and glorifying God. Home management is part of our ministry here on Earth.
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Do you ever get sick of the endless laundry, dished piled in the sink and the To-Do list that never is done?
I know I do. Some days I just want to get away from it all. Maybe that’s why vacations are so nice.
Even though I do this repeatedly daily and weekly probably a thousand of times when I think about it, all of it can cause overwhelm. Many days I question why I do it?!?
Isn’t it like shoveling when it’s still snowing? That would be silly because we know the snow will continue to fall. So why wouldn’t it make sense to just leave the dishes since they are bound to become dirty again?
As I’ve been spending time in the Word, I’ve noticed how important our jobs as wives and mothers are in regard to our household. It isn’t a role that God takes lightly, in fact, it is super important to God.
In God’s eyes, taking care of the physical structure and all that lies within and the people is a labor of love. It’s serving others within our reach which ultimately means serving and glorifying God.
In Titus 2:5 we see women being called “Keepers of the Home,” but what does this exactly mean?
(Titus 2, KJV).
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
What is a keeper of the home?
According to Richard C. H. Lenski, a Lutheran commentator, he stated that the phrase “keepers at home” indicates domestic responsibility and that the home is the place of a married woman’s work; she is a “housekeeper” who dispenses “all good things in this domain.”
Now, this doesn’t mean a woman can’t work outside the home, but rather her first priority is that of her home management and if we can’t keep up with both, one will suffer.
If you can guess in our culture, one is suffering.
It has been said that moms/wives are the thread that keeps the family together. When this thread is spread too thin or is absent, future generations are affected.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.
We can’t watch everything in the household if we are spread too thin.
The Importance of Home Management
Many of us women might feel like our job at home is lackluster and we are wasting our education or gifts just doing another round of laundry, however, God’s word tells us a very different thing.
If our home management is falling apart and the basic needs of our family aren’t being met, we can’t expect God to use us outside of our home.
Taking care of the intricacies of our household proves to God that we are capable of expanding our reach to the world outside our home. Click To Tweet
5 For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?
So how are we making this temporary structure into a life-giving, eternal atmosphere?
Are we putting enough time and energy into meeting the demands of our household and carrying for the basic and spiritual needs of our family members?
5 Reasons Why Your Job at Home Is Influential
- God has called you, rather hand-picked you for this job.
- Your employer is God and He is watching how you care for His children and things. (Others are watching you too).
- You have influence in your home and authority in your home. This doesn’t mean over your husband, but the atmosphere, you make the house a home.
- Your home is an arena of creativity. You use your gifts and talents to serve others extending outside the home.
- These gifts and talents can be used to the fullest at your home. God has given you what you need to serve the people within your arm’s reach.
So how are you doing?
I hope the takeaway you get from this post is what a blessing we’ve been given to our homes. If we’ve neglected our role thus far, God’s grace covers the failures. Try anew, thank him for His blessing and begin your role.When we embrace the importance of our home management, we can serve God while loving others well. Click To Tweet
We can create a home atmosphere that points to Christ. Our influence, time and energy matters to God in our role as moms and wives.
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