Tuesday, March 25, 2014

God's Supernatural Supply For Keepers At Home

Bottom line, we don't trust God. We don't trust God for women to leave their jobs and go home to raise their children, take care of their homes, and serve their husbands. "If we don't work, we will starve." Yet, God tells us He will supply our needs. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, but we still worry.

Marilee Horton quit her high-powered career to go home and take care of her home, husband, and children. The family immediately lost a half of their income, yet she writes the following ~

"With all the wisdom that God promises to supply us with to make the best use of our money and talent, we must not forget that what He is mainly trying to teach us is to trust in Him.  Our family lies in a town of seven colleges, one of them being a Christian college housing a seminary/bible institute. One thing taught in these institutions of higher learning with emphasis on Christianity is that, whether preparing for the pastorate, the mission field, or education and business, you must trust God. Trust Him to lead you into the right area of ministry, trust Him to guide you as you serve, and trust Him to supply your needs. 

The things that astounds me is that while these men are in class learning these wonderful truths, they are sending their wives out to work to pay for them to learn how to trust God. Why? "There is no way I could go to school if she didn't work." It is rare to find a couple completely looking to God to provide a way to earn the money needed without always answering the prayer by sending the wife out to work....Couples called by God to the life of faith have thrilling stories to tell of God's supernatural supply so that mother doesn't have to leave her children. Sometimes it involves part-time work of babysitting, typing, or needlework. {Today, the options are endless with the Internet!} Sometimes it involves a miracle."

She began living frugally, never wasting any food, being content at home, and finding all sorts of ways to save money. She figured out that saving a dime instead of spending it on something not truly needed was the best antidote to inflation. Her greatest weapon was prayer. She consistently asked God for wisdom and He provided it abundantly.

"Oh, but today is much different in the past. Women have to work." God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He commands women with children to be keepers at home, you step out in faith knowing He is your provider and you trust Him. I have readers who say they don't own a TV, cable, drive old cars, etc. so they can be home training and loving their children full-time. Yes, there is sacrifice but there is much more sacrifice to the family unit for a mother to leave her home and children for hours every day. {And no, the Proverbs 31 woman did not have a "career" that caused her to leave her home for hours every day.} What God commands of us, He richly supplies the means to obey.

But my God shall supply all your need 
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

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