Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Happy to be Home
Dear Ladies at Home,
The enemy of our souls would like us to think of our work here as drudgery. He would like us to pick on our husbands. He would like us to waste away minutes that turn into hours. He would like us to see teaching our children at home as "too much work" and "too hard". He would like us to tire of training our children. He would like us to be dreadfully unhappy, and to see that unhappiness as stemming from the work we do at home. He would like us to tire of cooking, of cleaning, of making a beautiful and peaceful home. Why? Because our Enemy knows how important our task is--this kingdom work, and he'd like to take us away from it as much as possible.
How far our Enemy has succeeded. How many Christian women are at work these days instead of being at home, keeping it? How many Christian women shuttle their children off to someone else to take care of and then go out themselves to provide an income? How many times are young ladies pressured about going to college and asked what career they are going to chase after? And we think this is normal, but it's not. It blasphemes the very Word of God (Titus 2:3-5)
I am so thankful that my husband sees the need for him to be the provider, and for me to stay home, taking care of our home and our children. It is so good to show our husbands that we are happy at home and are thankful for his hard work which allows us to be here. There will always be something that I could find to complain about. I could look at my work here as drudgery, but instead, I want to be thankful, I must be thankful. This is the work the Lord has given me to do, and I am so glad. I am the only one who can be our children's mother. I am the only one who can be a help meet for my husband, and there is no one else better to take care of our own home. Every day we have at home is a gift from the Lord. Let us not take it for granted.
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