Friday, August 5, 2016

The Importance of Kitchens

“It’s difficult to know what counts in this world. Most of us count credits, honors, dollars. But at the bulging center of midlife, I am beginning to see that the things that really matter take place not in the board rooms, but in the kitchens of the world.” (Gary Sledge)

I am sure you have noticed that all of the ideas and goals that feminism holds dear are completely opposite of what the Lord holds dear. Feminism has taught women to value self, selfishness, and money over valuing others, servanthood, and children. They wanted to get mothers out of the home and God wants mothers in the home.

Yet, too many mothers are no longer in their homes and kitchens often, including Christian mothers. Many spend their time working outside of their home or occupy themselves on the nonessentials of life, instead. Even many stay-at-home mothers don’t spend much time in their homes. Homes should be places of nourishing the mind, body, and soul. It is the greenhouse for children and most of their habits, characteristics, and disciplines or lack thereof are learned and formed in the home.

It is in the kitchen that nourishing food should be fixed by the mother of the home for what they prepare for the family to eat determines what kind of health a family will have. If a mother takes the time to shop for food as close as possible to the way the Lord created it and fixes it in a way that is appetizing for her family, she will be doing one of the most important jobs of being a wife and mother.

Reading and studying of the Word should be happening around the kitchen table along with prayer before eating. Conversation should be challenging, exhorting, and encouraging with your children to train them up in the ways of godliness. They should always have a good defense for their faith and ready to answer every man for questions that may arise. Right and wrong should be clearly taught, along with all of the fruits of the Spirit. Godly parents will want to use the short years they have with children under their roof to prepare them for a culture that lives completely opposed to biblical principles.

Home is a place where minds should be sharpened by mothers who won’t allow their children to vegetate in front of some screen all day but instead is reading to their children often and teaching them how to read. Wholesome reading should be encouraged in the home as they grow older and the love of good literature, especially the Bible, ought to be a priority since it develops the mind, creativity, and knowledge.

If you have paid close attention, you can see how the enemy of our souls is destroying this nation by destroying the homes. You, mothers, have a large part with whether or not their home is destroyed since the wise woman builds up her home and the foolish one tears it down. Learn to become content at home as the Apostle Paul had to learn to be content; for godliness with contentment is great gain. Count your many blessings for a cheerful heart comes out of a thankful heart. Don’t make a big deal out of the little things but make a big deal out of the big things: faith, marriage, children, and home.

Chose you this day whom you will serve 
but as for me and my house, we wills serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15