Sunday, June 10, 2012

May God be glorified - in our homes and everywhere!

Last week we got started with our homemakers group. We had a very nice turnout and had a good time together. We are trying to start each meeting with a sharing a Bible verse (or more) that might somehow encourage us in our role as homemakers. This past week I read from Proverbs 31 (surprise, surprise!) and this week my friend Emily is going to share a verse.

    During my Bible reading times I started keeping an eye out for verses that would be good to share at these meetings. Last week I was reading the book of 1 Peter to the kids and when I read 1 Peter 4:7-11 I thought how well that was written to encourage my in my role as a homemaker.
It says:

"The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgement and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

So many of these admonitions seem to fit perfectly to my role as a homemaker.
~Prayer is needed in all walks of life and certainly in my role as wife and mother and caretaker of our home.
~ Love is a necessary part of a happy home.
~We are encouraged here to be hospitable - again something that starts in the home.
~God gives us special gifts - we need to use them to serve others- our husband, our children and whoever else we come in contact with.
~We need to speak the way God wants us to. Sometimes the people who in our home are the easiest ones for us to say unkind things to (since we know them well) - lets remember to say what God would want us to say.
~Let's serve one another in our homes. God gives us the strength- we need to look to Him to receive it.

Over all.... no matter where we go or what we are doing lets strive to glorify our great God!

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