Home and Ministry
Introductory Thoughts: “Every wise woman buildeth her house…” Proverbs 14:1
There is no greater joy in life than that of serving the Lord. Giving of our time and talents is rewarding and brings tremendous blessing. As we give our lives in service, indeed, our life is richer, and we realize fulfillment. In Psalms 17:11, David says, “In they presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” The world seeks for joy in all the wrong places, but as a christian, we know that joy comes from a right relationship with the Lord. It is important that we prayerfully seek God’s will for our lives, in the big things and in the little things. As women in a cosmopolitan world, it can be difficult to keep a “scriptural focus” on exactly what our responsibilities should be. However, the Lord is not confused at all. His desire is that we keep a right relationship with Him, be a godly wife, a loving mother, a creative homemaker, and be a blessing in our local church. Each responsibility is to be kept in balance. Each responsibility is to be done with, “…our reasonable service…proving what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12;1b and 2b.
Thoughts About the Home:
- Our home is the very “special” place where our family is refreshed.
- From our homes come the spiritual leaders for tomorrow.
- We have the privilege of raising missionaries, pastors, evangelists, Sunday School teachers, etc.
- Being married, taking care of children, and organizing a home is a full time job, and requires tons of energy and creativity.
- Being a great mom requires time, patience, and lots of prayer.
- Being a great homemaker requires energy, hard work, and lots of creativity.
- If you accomplish all three of these, your family will, “…arise and call you blesses,” and heaven will rejoice.”
Proverbs 31:31 “Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Thoughts About the Ministry:
- Ladies, we live in a world that makes u think we need to have careers, put our children in day care and order supper “in” every evening. The worldly idea is promoted that we should be tough, in charge, and as capable as any man.
- As a husband enters the ministry, worldly thinking will cause us to ignore our God given responsibilities.
- Don’t be duped with having to have “glory and glitz” in the ministry.
- The church hires the husband, not the wife or the children.
- A wife, who forgets her place, will cause unneeded stress in the home and many times in the church.
- We are not to become the assistant pastor, or head of the deacons, or a mouthpiece for the pastor.
- To be involved in activities at church that the duties of the home and children are neglected is sin.
- To be involved with the home and children that there is not time for serving at church is sin.
God expects, “…our reasonable service,…” Romans 12:1-2
- Keep a balance.
- Enjoy what you are doing.
- Remember that time moves on very quickly.
- Cherish the moments with your children.
- Be a gentle, sweet, mom.
- Make home a fun place.
- Have regular, “special times” with your husband.
- Work hard at keeping a close relationship with the Lord.
- Allow the Lord to use your talents and abilities.
- Always remember that “…’I’ must decrease and ‘He’ must increase,” John 3:30
- We are to have the attitude of a servant, no matter how big the task.
Never forget that “…For whomsoever much is given,
of him shall be much required…” Luke 12:48