Some recent thought I have been having, and wanted to share and get out. This is just me sharing what's in my heart, and what I have gotten out of some conversations lately with some good Godly friends. As well as thing that I have read lately, such as Managers of their Homes/schools, by the Maxwells as I have been trying to get my Homeschooling more organized! ~This is me thinking time~:0 )
"To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:5
I am so glad to be a stay at home mom, it is so rewarding. I am able to be a "keeper AT home" as the Bibles says I should, because I have a wonderful husband that loves the Lord and wants to run our home right. I have offered to go work when finances have gotten tight and he has finally told me to quit offering because it is "NOT going to happen". It is almost offensive to him I think! He wants me at home, and wants me to raise our children. We then went on talking about how if I left my role as "Keeper of the Home" even for a part time job, that he would become a "part-time" - "Keeper of the Home". And that is NOT his calling, what a wise man!
Now as a "Keeper AT Home" I have slacked off at times and not kept my home right. I have not kept my role right, and how I have hurt my husband, but more so the Lord. I have been convicted so often of how much time I spend online, and on the phone, and more so what I am saying online or the phone. I am NOT talking bad about my hubby, but I am not talking about thing that he would be pleased with. I am bringing reproach to him, and I am sure that the Lord is often dis-pleased with what I say. :0( The verse that really spoke to me is 1 Timothy 5:14 "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully." I know this is a verse written to young widows, that they should marry, and have children. Yet I believe that the Bible can be applied to us all, that this verse can be used in it's context. If we are to be good wives, and do what is says and guide the house, we have to be IN the house. I have to commit to be here, not working outside the home. The second application that spoke to me is "give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully" I can't give occasion the Satan to speak reproachfully. Also if I am running my home the way that is right and doing my duty and job, there won't be anytime for me to run my mouth and for myself to "speak reproachfully. I don't want to bring shame to my husband, and especially to the Lord.
I have determined to spend less time on the phone, unless it is pure conversations. And LESS time on the internet (especially FB), I think that I can get in less trouble with my mouth this way! ♥Proverbs 29:11♥
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Phil 4:8-9