Friday, October 07, 2005

It's An Honor To Be a Homemaker

My friend Chris posted this devotional today, and I loved it. I thought it was perfect for my blog! So here it is!

Jos 2:6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

Anyone else notice that "LAID IN ORDER" there? Had she not been PREPARED she would have missed the BLESSING of being used by God in this situation most likely. (not limiting God here ... Im just saying He would have looked for someone ELSE that was prepared amen?) Just how many blessings do we MISS out on because we are not prepared, have not done our housekeeping??

LADIES THSI IS AN AREA WE HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER!!! Being the keeper of the home is not a sentence of servitude, but a time honored opportunity for service and ministry to God and our family. You can rule your home with the mindset that this is an HONOR, or with an mindset of RESENTMENT. Either way you can get the 'job' done but oh how much better it is when you look at that washing, cleaning, preparing, etc as unto the Lord, unto your family.

The orderliness of Rahab's housekeeping in Joshua 2:6 is a testimony of a virtuous woman working willingly with her hands (Prov. 31:13). Whatever our hands find to do, we must do it with all our might (Eccl. 9:10). This is our reasonable service.

Years ago a woman was disgraced if her home was constantly messy!!! I remember that with my own mom don't you?. She knew it was a reflection upon her character and she took PRIDE in her home. Now we find in Christian circles that women use the excuse of ministering, be it to the world, the church, etc... We all look at what the Prov. 31 woman IS TO DO but let's consider for a moment here what it does not list as things she does NOT do ... She does not teach or host Bible studies, or have a ladies prayer meeting. She is not constantly door knocking, etc. Im not saying any of this is against what God means for us in our Christian walk HOWEVER, what God says should take presidence (sp?) Is what we DO find in Prov. 31.

Do you see yourself in any of this? Ladies dont spend more time making excuses or justifying or making apologies then getting this thing right with GOD.

Pr 26:14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

There is a growing need for strong churches, but it is not possible to have strong churches without strong homes. It is not possible to have strong homes without homemakers.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

I loved loved this PE. I need to tack it to my forhead!