Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lost Art Of Homemaking

Women aren't taught the importance of homemaking anymore.  One of their most important jobs, if they are a wife and mother, is to keep a clean, tidy home and prepare healthy, nourishing food.  There are just too many distractions that seem to cause women to neglect these important jobs.

Many women don't even cook anymore. The single most important thing to having healthy bodies is to prepare your own food from scratch. This takes time. If you eat a lot of fresh food, you have to shop more often. Washing and cutting up salads and vegetables takes a lot of time, but it is worth it. 

Healthy husbands and children should be a priority over spending time on the computer, watching television, or doing home projects.  It should even be more important than church Bible studies or other ministries.  Your first ministry is to your family.

Clean and tidy homes should also be a priority. God is a God of order, peace, and beauty.  You need to spend time every day making sure your home is picked up and cleaned. Train your children to help you as soon as they start walking. Here are several verses about disorder ~

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding:  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down
Proverbs 24:30,31

By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through. 
Ecclesiastes 10:18

We need to be good steward of what the Lord has blessed up with. We need to be hard workers and take good care of our family's health and home. We need to be lights to a dark world in all areas.

Don't let clutter take control of your life. You take control of clutter. Remember, everything is going to burn someday. Don't hold onto things you aren't using. Give them to someone who might need and use them. Don't hoard. Remember that God is your provider. Hold onto things very loosely.

So no matter how much or how little money that you have or how big or small your home is now, make it a clean and organized home. This promotes peace in husband and children.  This is your job, ladies. Don't expect your husbands to do your work. You do your work with a cheerful and thankful attitude!

And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, 
as to the Lord, and not unto men