With 9 children still at home, there is almost never I time that I’m here alone. Today I came close.
My husband has been working on one of our rental homes. This afternoon all 5 boys went to work along side him. And the older girls leave for ballet about half an hour before the 2 youngest girls wake up from their nap.
The time between the older girls leaving and the younger girls waking made me think,
“In just a few minutes, there will be almost no one home.”
It also caused me to think about what I might do here by myself. I made a few little plans:
- I’d look around and straighten up what needed to be tidied
- I’d fold the rest of the clean laundry
- I’d read the Bible
- I may make a cup of tea, and maybe take a short nap myself
- I’d think about my family and what I could do for them when they arrived home that would bless them.
The Homemakers Life
Home, it’s a sacred place. It has the power to heal the soul or create deep wounds. The power to bless or the power to burden. This choice is ours.
The actions we choose at home impact our families greatly, for good…or bad.
The little choices we make, each minute, each hour, each day and each week create the lives we live and the memories we will one day look back on. We can chose this day Whom we will serve, and how we will serve. Will it be with joy? Will it be with grudging?
What memories are we creating today? Are we building our homes, or tearing it down with our own hands?
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Proverbs 14:1
Thankyou for encouragement. I appreciate your posts so much. I was not raised with this mindset and the world pushes us outside the home. Thanks for boldness..it is always better when I am home serving and loving on family. Love the videos too!
You are welcome, and thank you.
Our mindset is so influential on our actions.
Dolly @ Young Homemakers says
I love this convicting message! I’m all too often worried about how I can squeeze in more “me time” (and sometimes I get frustrated when I don’t get it!), but it’s so clear that this thinking is wrong. I know that building my home is of such great importance and that my mind should be fixed on Christ and blessing my family…rather than what I could do if I were alone for an hour or two.
Thanks for this convicting thought!
It can be so difficult to go against how the world believes and give up “me time” for time to actually build into your home.
Praise the LORD for your heart towards home!
Sarah S says
The photo is lovely. Neat, tidy, and free of clutter. What a JOY to a husband to come home to that sanctuary each evening!! Great Post too!!
Thank you Sarah. You are a blessing to your family 🙂