What a joy it is to be a stay at home wife and mother! I woke up this morning with a new spring in my step after battling a cold the past few days. It has been such a blessing to have the privilege to stay at home to mend with no pressing outside obligations. The children and I have been able to relax and enjoy a few slow days. Pajamas have been worn. Ice cream has been eaten. We’ve enjoyed a few family Bible times once my husband has arrived home from work.
While our days are even more enjoyable when everyone is well, these days of sickness and quietude have made me realize just how wonderful it is to be a stay at home wife and mom.
This is what the LORD has called us to do. We are to be keepers. Keepers of our home, and keepers of the influences allowed inside. We are to keep the heart of our husband and children and when they think of the word “home” a picture of us should come to mind. The LORD wants our homes to be a place of refuge, and we have been called to be the full-time managers. What joy! What a privilege!
My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.
Ladies, I fear the world has lied to us for far to long. I used to listen to its lies, too. Finances may seem tight at first since we live in a two-income family society, but if we return to the home and embrace resourcefulness the LORD will provide for our needs. I fear that we often confuse our wants with our needs. But really, the simple things in life are the best things.
When we stay at home and are available to our families on a full time basis, peace comes. Running to and fro and craving the newest fads does not bring peace. Dropping our children off at the babysitters or at day care will not bring peace.
Just as the LORD is a peacemaker, he has called us to be just the same. Peace is one the fruits of the spirit, and if it is lacking in our homes we must stop to wonder what might be missing. So often I realized that it was I that was missing when things went awry. This is definitely something to prayerfully consider. The LORD is for both you and your family sweet mama.