Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Joyful Mother Of Children

God always energizes us to to what He leads us to do.  It is only when we go beyond His will to follow our own wills {or other people's desires} that we are likely to get exhausted. {Joyce Meyer}

One of the women I mentor told me she carries around her Bible and Created To Be His Help Meet with her wherever she goes but rarely has time to read them.  I told her she was too busy {burdened under Satan's yoke.}  I encouraged her to stop working outside the home so much.

She began telling me of something that happened in her life when she had two small daughters.  She took a job at her church.  It was only two days a week for four hours each day.  She thought it was the perfect job.

She had time to love and please her husband.  She made sure her daughters were well taken care of.  Her home was always clean and she prepared nourishing food for her family.  She gave her all at work and felt God was blessing it.  But...

She admitted to me that she lost her joy and her peace.  She became completely burned out.  Could she do it all?  Yes, but she became depleted.    God tells us He leads us in triumph {2 Corinthians 2:14} and we are more than conquerors {Romans 8:37}.  He has given us an instruction manual and He expects us to be obedient to it.

He tells us that mothers are to be keepers at home.  In Psalm 113:9 He promises us He makes the barren woman to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of children!

A wife who becomes an expert at money-management and frugality helps her husband provide for his family successfully, no matter how much money he makes.  In just a few generations, American's purpose for working has dramatically changed from the necessity for survival to the drive for money and things.  Wouldn't it be best for our marriages, families, and society if we changed our expectations and allowed wives and mothers to return to being keepers of their homes?

P.S.  The picture is Brittany from Iowa with two of her precious children.  
She has been blessed to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of children!