A Homemaker’s Immediate Obedience

Hello, friends. Oh, I’m so glad it’s the Sabbath day. I enjoy this day of rest so much!

I have been reading through the book of Matthew recently, and it has been such a blessing. The Lord is so good to have given us His Word.

When I read, I always try to find nuggets of truth to apply to my life. Oftentimes, I find ways to apply Biblical principles to my walk as a wife, mother, and homemaker. His Word is alive and active, friends!

I’ve decided to read through the gospels, and take special heed to the words and actions of Jesus. I really want to know how I can live to please Him.

While many people may think that His message revolved around the forgiveness of sins (which is definitely partly true), it also revolved around repentance. In fact, He proclaimed to repent, because the kingdom of heaven was near.

From then on, Yeshua began to proclaim, “Turn away from your sins, for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Matthew 4:17 TLV

This is something I need to be mindful of each day. I know that sometimes I act selfishly, and I don’t put my families’ needs above my own. I may feel like I am not thanked enough for what I do, or I might begrudge a certain chore.

Friends, this is sin that needs to be put to death as quickly as possible!

Related: Walking in Obedience

The best type of obedience is immediate. I was taken by the fact that when several disciples were called by Christ, Matthew made sure it was known that they immediately obeyed.

Now as Yeshua was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter and Andrew his brother. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, Jacob the son of Zebedee and John his brother. They were in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.

Matthew 4:18-22 TLV

There was no question in their minds. They knew immediately what to do. 

I know that I sometimes put off obedience, instead of doing what would most please my Father. This is definitely the wrong thing to do!

Often this happens when I hear that small, still voice telling me to do one thing, but I see believers who appear to love the Lord doing another. This is confusing to me, and I balk.

This is definitely not the correct way to act. While there are absolute truths in this world, sometimes the Lord might take me on a path that He doesn’t require of someone else. My life is unique, just as yours is. He has a distinct path for each of us to walk on, and a lot of times since our backgrounds vary, the paths we walk on differ. For example, my path to obedience in wearing modest clothing would probably differ from someone who always naturally dressed that way.

Related: Becoming a Daughter of God

What matters is that we are obedient immediately when He calls, and we diligently search His Word and apply it to our lives. When He asks us to follow Him and live our lives for Him, we do it.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on a lampstand so it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16 TLV

So far in my study of Matthew, I have seen the themes of repentance, immediate obedience, and good works shine through. Oh, how I want to apply this to my life! Of course, I try to apply these principles on a regular basis. But there is something about reading the words fresh, and asking God’s Spirit to speak to me through His Word.

Friends, we can be a light to our husbands and children within our homes. We can reflect Christ if we commit to truly follow Him.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Let’s remember to serve our home and family well!

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