Is it peaceful and inviting? Nurturing and loving?
Is it a Christ centered haven, or just a place to do laundry and cook food?
Home: the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.
Home should be more than just a place to eat and sleep. Any building can fill that need. But families need homes. Remember:
God setteth the solitary in families… Psalm 68:6
The LORD wants children in families. There is a special place in His heart for the orphan. The LORD, in His goodness, “…maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 113:9
Praise the LORD for motherhood and homemaking? Yes. Praise the LORD for motherhood and homemaking.
It’s His design for us.
Weaved through God’s Word is the principle of women staying home, serving their husbands, raising children and practicing hospitality. From Genesis onward are admonitions, commands and examples of stay at home moms.
Centering our affections on domestic affairs will loose it’s luster when we become discouraged because it’s something we have to do. Homemaking can not only be joyful, it can be life for your families.
How you approach homemaking directly affects those in your home. Weary not in well doing friend, God knows the plans He has for you, plans to give you a hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11)