Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The Last Homemaker in the World
Sometimes we women can get very discouraged in our role of homemaker. We expect and want praise and recognition for the job we do at home. It used to be that the homemaker's role was highly revered and respected, but for many, this is no longer the case. To the Church's shame, it is largely not even being taught to young girls, but they are instead encouraged to "aspire" to some worldly profession outside of the home. We housewives are seen as abnormal, not even to the unsaved, Godless world, but many times to those in the Church.
If this is your reality, are you letting it bring you down?
My question to you today is, What if you were the last homemaker in the world?
What if all the other women had left their children to be looked after by someone else? What if all other parents shifted their parental duties off to strangers? What if no one else taught their dear children at home, raising them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? What if all other women had jobs outside of the home?
What if you were the only one left who stayed at home and made sure your husband had a haven of rest when he came home? Who took care of the home with love, who trained up your children at home in the fear and wisdom of God? What if you were the only one left who taught her own children at home?
Would you still do it? Would you still stand?
This is the courage and conviction we need to have now, as if we are the last ones standing. The battle is so great. We must stand strong for our families and for the Lord. Many women are persuaded to leave their posts at home. Many women look on to friends or family who do not see the importance, value, and mandate for women to be keepers at home, and they have let the Enemy deceive them into thinking it's not so important after all. Or they have been lulled to sleep by the wicked one, thinking it doesn't really matter.
But it does. As for now, you are not the last homemaker in the world. We do have some fellow sisters in Christ who are standing. Let us lift up each other's arms for the battle and encourage each other to stand fast in this important, God-given work we have to do.
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