While I chuckle at this picture, I have to say, I don't believe it is completely false. Faith, family, and friendship are things that I hold as my top priorities. That said, there is something to be said about the peaceful calmness that can come from always having a clean home. But I have said it before- being home is hard! In American culture today, housewives and stay at home mothers are seen as a thing of the past. I can remember feeling pretty depressed after my first few months returning home, and knowing I needed some Christian inspiration. While searching for uplifting pro-homemaking words of wisdom, I came across Women Living Well. This was such a breath of fresh air! Here was a woman who knew EXACTLY what I was going through, and who was being exactly the kind of woman I wanted to be! I started following right away, and every time that I need a boost I head to her site and soak up the Heavenly inspiration.
The Women Living Well site is run by a lady who is part of a group called Good Morning Girls. I have seen a few of their sessions come and go, always too shy or nervous to read along and participate with them. Well, that is a thing of the past! I printed out my materials, linked my blog to their site, and I am ready to read! I welcome anyone else who wants to read with me =)
Today our first scripture was taken from Psalm 127:1, and it reads
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Today I wrote this scripture in my journal, wrote some observations I had about it, thought of applications to my life, and prayed about it. Already there is a difference in my heart! When I looked at my job- as a homemaker- and the labor I do in my home, I stopped and realized that nothing I do matters if I am not doing it with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in mind, and without Their help, I labor in vain. Knowing that the Lord's teachings built the home that I keep, made my labors much more important. I don't just iron shirts, I am working hard to help my husband look his best, so that he can focus on providing for us- just as the Lord would have him do. I don't just wipe noses- I am creating a nurturing and loving environment that enables our children to thrive and blossom into the amazing men they are to become. Our safety, and our salvation, come from Him and following His plan!
What a great scripture! I would love to hear any thoughts that anyone else would have about it =)