Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why the Popularity of Cooking and Home Shows?

Have you noticed how popular cooking shows and home improvement shows have become? Why do you believe this to be true? I believe it is because a woman's heart is in her home, no matter what society has told her. So few women know how to cook today and few are home long enough to make their houses into a home. Having a gorgeously decorated house with all the latest kitchen appliances doesn't make a home. They have listened to the lies of society.

Women were created by God, the Author and Creator of life, to be home-centered NOT career-centered. Their place is to be at home. One of our most important roles is to shop for and prepare nourishing food for our families. Most women don't know how to do this or don't have the time to do it. They were never taught and were raised on fast or convenience foods. They are drawn to the cooking shows because they love the idea of home-cooked and yummy food. Many have big, fancy kitchens that are largely not used.

The home shows are based upon remodeling and fixing up homes. Most people want a nice home. They want to be home. They enjoy being home. There really is no place like home. We work hard to have nice homes, yet so few are home very often. Most homes sit empty all day long and when the occupants are in them, there is not a lot of peace and rest. We have come so far from God's original design that we spend all this time working away from home so we can make this house that sits empty all day into a beautiful house!

Women need to learn to live on their husband's income, not look around at all the beautiful homes then be discontent with what they have been given. All of these home shows actually breed a heart of discontentment since most can't afford to have a perfectly decorated home with all the modern appliances. Instead of getting a career to make your home like this, be content with a simple, clean home and make the best of what you have like the majority of people in past generations did before us.

Lastly, learn to enjoy being home. After you home is clean and tidy and your nourishing meals are all planned or on the stove; if you have children, play with them and teach them a new art. You can teach your daughters how to sew, how to garden, how to organize, how to paint, etc. There are many options out there! Get outside as much as you can and enjoy God's beautiful creation. Sunshine and fresh air are great for you and can lift your spirits up.

Instead of watching the cooking and home shows often, if you are finding yourself discontent, stop watching them and spend your time making your home as nice as you can within your husband's income. 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6