I find that the easiest way for me to give myself wholly to finding joy in what I do as a homemaker is by identifying God in my home.
Have you ever asked God to come into your home?
Have you ever asked him to identify His presence in your role as homemaker?
If not, you may want to do it sometime. If you are feeling like God is not concerned about your situation you are wrong, He does care. He has given us so many blessing concerning our homes but we have not really grabbed hold of them and applied them to our everyday living.
I truly believe that until we do that we will continue to find ourselves in the vicious cycle of unhappiness at home. We will create schedules that bring about stress in our lives rather than alleviate it.
We will keep on doing the same thing over and over again, day in and day out only finding ourselves worn out and our priorities misplaced.
So what are God’s priorities for our lives? What is it He wants us to remember in our roles as homemakers?
Here are a few verses that specifically speak to the various areas of our homes and what God has to say about them.
I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine – Song of Solomon 6:3
She rises while it is yet night and giveth food to her household and meat to her handmaidens – Proverbs 31:15
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. — Psalm 51:7
Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. — Psalm 19:12
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. – Psalm 127:5
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. — Deuteronomy 11:19
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. – Proverbs 30:8-9
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord – Joshua 24:15
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? — Luke 12:22-24
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. — Malachi 3:10
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. – Psalm 23:5
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed – Titus 2:5
She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. – Proverbs 31:27
These are just a couple that immediately come to mind for me, but I’m sure there are many more that can be added. I suggest that you copy the list and add more verses that apply to your life.
Keep them on your nightstand, in your homemaking binder, on your fridge or anywhere you can see them regularly.
Let the verses guide you in your daily homemaking. I pray that it will help you focus your attention on finding your joy in Gods desire for your home.