As we in previous posts looked at God's take on a role of women in the home, there are so many practical ways to do this.
Often people refer to the Amish or the Mennonites as models of homemaking. While they are good homemakers, it is because they are just full time traditional homemakers, not because they hold some secrets that have to be discovered by the rest of us.
The role of women in the home is ordained by God and if we truly accept this, our homes become a special dwelling place. We give it our time and energy, prayers and attention.
This said, each home will be different as there are different people who live there. Some will be modern and some old fashioned. Some will have more homemade items and some more store bought. Some will have fresh garden produce in their fridges while others have more packaged food...depending on how the family eats and if they have a garden or not. I love to have a garden and eat fresh food, but others have different tastes, and that's ok. Each women has different talents, skills, and interests that are reflected in her home. The home will also change with the seasons in life that the occupants go through.
There is the basic: cooking, cleaning, laundry, childcare, homeschooling, hospitality, and so forth. It is how we go about these tasks that make a home...and the diversity of that.
So many these days have taken on the world's perspective of homemaking...that it is a drudgery and demeaning. To demand the husbands do their fair share because it's partly their mess anyway!
No, we need to fight against this discontent. We need to see and know the joy and contentment that is found in all the stages of homemaking. There is a great sense of accomplishment to be found in this role, and really it's all in perspective. Are we looking at homemaking through the worlds's eyes or through God's? Yes, even through our own eyes. We all have expectations, sometimes we just need to change our perspective.
"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
Love and Prayers,