To stay at home or not to stay at home...that is the question?
The pressure to become a woman of the world's making is incredible. It is taught through the schools and universities, through the media, and even from worldly enlightend educated mothers as well. Stay at home women are bombarded with the influence of an ungodly society... "Go out and make something of yourself", what are you doing wasting your life sitting around at home?" "Become a productive member of society."
The enemy has become very slick in his dealings with God's children, but his tricks are not new. Ladies we need to stand in the full armor of God and fight for our families and our marriages in prayer. It is the goal of our enemy to steal, kill and destroy, and if he can remove the wife and or mother from the home, he has got his foot in the door and will be much more likely to creep in. It is the enemy's goal to "captivate" women and use them as he did Eve...(he has no new tricks)
God's word remains the truth....
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4-5
The first line of defense is prayer. Put on the armor that God has provided and get on your knees and fight, then get up and live as God leads. If He has lead your heart to be domestically inclined then live it and teach these good things to others.
~Teach them the heart of God, teach them what His love letters say...
to be sensible, and to love their husbands, and their children, not just to put up with them until he finally takes off for work, and you can ship the kids off to day care or school.
~Teach them to be discreet or "reserved" in matters of speech and lifestyle and dress and conduct.
~Teach them to be chaste or modest or pure in all things, which is the exact opposite of all the magazine adds and clothing that is offered up today.
~Teach them to be "keepers at home" or domestically inclined. If we are not in our homes we cannot "keep" or rather "guard" them as a soldier guards his post as we ought to.
~Teach them to simply be good, and obedient to their own husbands, and the reason for this is so that it will not give the world a reason to speak against God's word.
Ladies it is a big responsiblity to walk in mutual surrender with your husband before the Lord. The husband is not to lord himself over the wife, but as God has set up an orderly fashion to our lives we as wives must defer the final decisions to our husbands. The obedience of our "surrendered hearts" in this matter shows the world and the angels the power and majesty of the very breath of God spoken in His word to us.
Should the enemy make you doubt the uselfulness of your presence in the home run into the arms of Jesus, drop to your knees and fight for our battle is a spiritual one.
Leave the Politics of the world to others....
for the king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1
© Monika Hardy