Conversations with my husband, with dear friends.
Reading the Word of God, perusing thought-provoking blog posts.
Planning for our upcoming MOPS year, examining the relationships of women in the church.
Lately, everything seems to point to one thing for me:
I am beyond blessed to be at home.
I have not, however, truly appreciated that or known what all that entails in the eyes of God.
But I am unwrapping this gift layer by layer, day by day.
I do know it involves loving, blessing and serving this man.
And loving, raising and serving these boys.
And if you’re uncomfortable with my use of the word “serving” here, go ahead and take a glance at this verse:
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
If serving others was good enough for the King of Kings, it is MORE than good enough for me. And who better to serve than the ones I love most?!
Now, back to the homefront.
These verses have been pivotal for me, and I am still pondering what all it means for my life and for the church:
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5
I would consider myself the younger woman in this scenario, and not because of my age as much as my need to learn.
My mind is reeling with ways I can grow as a homemaker. I hope to chronicle this journey here as God works in my heart and in our home.
After all, I am “Home with the Boys,” and it’s not all about me.
Truly a gift.
What gift are you unwrapping today?