Thursday, June 25, 2015

Love the Role God Has Given You!

Do you realize that all of God's commands given to young women center around the home? He doesn't command older women to teach young women to be involved in their church, attend Bible studies or even to read the Word daily and pray. His commands are for the good of the family; love your husband and children, be chaste, good, and keepers at home.

Husbands are commanded to work hard and provide for what? The family! Everything revolves around the family for this is where God does His greatest work. We can see the devastation everywhere that has happened as women have left their homes to pursue things outside of the home. 

God's desire is to raise up a family for Him and for His glory. This should also be our primary goal. How do we do this? By being godly, submissive help meets to our husbands and raising our children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. This doesn't just take "quality" time, it takes all of your time!

There are only so many hours in a day and those hours should be spent raising a family for the Lord, if you have one. Women are told that they may win disobedient husbands by their godly behavior. Children will rise up and bless a godly mother. It ALL revolves around the home and family!

It takes years to raise godly offspring. It takes time to keep a home neat and tidy. It takes knowledge and time to shop for the healthiest food you can afford and fix it and to spend your money wisely. It takes hours of study and research to find different ways to heal your family naturally and keep their immune systems strong. It takes a conscious effort to love on your husband and help him to enjoy the wife of his youth. None of these things should be taken for granted and all of them should be the focus of your life for these directives are from the Lord.

When others mock you for your decision to stay home full-time and maybe you have even given up a lucrative job, think of these wise words from my husband ~

Remember that when you are walking with the Lord and doing His will, it makes no difference what foolishness others think or say. If you want to win them, do it with joy and laughter. Show them that you love life and love the role God has given you. What they need to see is your joy in the Lord as you serve Him faithfully, not your upset over their desire for worldly ways. We can win very few if we ourselves do not shine Jesus to a dark and dying world. It's not emotional abuse when they disagree strongly with you; they were just sure they knew what was best for you and they are dead wrong. Show them by your attitude and love how wrong they really are and by the fruit of your ministry. 

Do not be grieved,
 for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10