Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Woman After God's Own Heart ~ Chapter 16

A Heart That Weaves a Tapestry of Beauty


Titus 2:3-5 ~ Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
  • To be a homemaker means to be a stayer-at-home, to be domestically inclined, a good housekeeper, and a keeper at home....simply put - be a "home lover"
  • Weaving a tapestry of beauty in our homes also calls for action.
  • The project called "home" takes effort and time each day.  The effort and the activity--the time, the work, the care, and the mental and physical muscle--combine to make a home beautiful.  Such beauty comes when I am active at home, busy responding to the call and challenge and joy of weaving a tapestry there.
How?
  • Understand the beauty and blessings of God's will for you--God is teaching us His will when He calls us to be homemakers.
  • Understand that homemaking can be learned
  • Be home more often
    • The wise woman realizes the value of being home.  But the foolish woman is always looking "out there" (in the mall, in the outlet stores, in a friend's home, etc.) for fulfillment, excitement, activity, and meaning.
  • Organize your outings

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Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for reminding me that I am to be a stayer-at-home, a home lover.  I do enjoy staying home but sometimes I get side tracked of what I should be focusing on.  Lord give me wisdom to know what I need to keep, what I need to give away and what I need to throw away that I may become better organized through out the entire house.
In Jesus Name,
Amen

1 comment:

Darla said...

I love this! In today's society I always feel that I am strange for wanting to 'be at home' so much. I feel it is necessary and important. It's nice to read that it's o.k. and actually GOOD! Keep 'em coming, I am loving all of your posts.