Being a Stay Home Mother is a blessing!
by Shaila Touchton
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God created men to do work outside the house to be the leaders, the providers and protectors. (Genesis 2:5) and women to be Keepers at home instead of forsakers of home. A man ought to work and support his family. This is correct in the Lord. 1 Timothy 5:8 but if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
God created woman From one of Adam's ribs To be an helpmeet for man To be the glory of man, Loving and affectionate Tender and constant to her offspring, to bear children, and take care for the household stuff, to be Good and virtuous, to be Submissive and respectful to husbands, Fair and graceful, adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety, to be Kind, self-controlled and courteous to strangers. To be compassionate towards poor and needy and to be generous to her neighbors. The older women are to teach the younger women and to live lives that glorify God. A true stay home mother will be godly in character, spiritually strong, submissiveness to the Word of God and to her husband.
True feminine beauty is reflected in a godly woman. She fears God and is devoted to the home and manages the household. A godly women is different by Conscience, Character, by her Clothing, by her appearance and She sees her family members are clothed with humility, pure, righteous and holy. Motherhood that is the most important feminine role that a woman fulfills. Every woman now has a freedom to make her choices in life.
God has given us children as a blessing to train for Him and for His glory. A true motherhood lies in her home watching the child grow step by step, sharing all the first -moments, devoting herself for her children and family members.
Keeping up with children is very tiresome and is equal to working a full time job. Stay home mothers will have a Special bonding between their children. They too have a several jobs like Child rearing, nurturing , guidance cleaning up after children, trying to feed children, giving constant attention for kids, dealing with sick children, supervising the children making sure it is in a familiar, comfortable, relaxed, and nurturing environment, disciplining the children, cooking healthy food for the family , house cleaning, doing laundry, she prays for her family members well being and for finances and she constantly grows in her knowledge with Gods wisdom. And God will supply all her needs because she and her family are seeking God.
Stay home mothers have the opportunity to be in touch with their child on a regular basis, to witness the child's emotional and physical changes. They are given a better chance to be the first to see anything new that happens in a child's life. They shape up their children’s attitudes, actions, behaviour and associations teaching them the statues , the commandments and the laws of the God. Stay home mothers love their children so much that their availability and Involvement becomes primary in every part of her children's life, she sacrifices her worldly desires like money , luxury etc in order to be around her children and family .She refuses to keep One Foot in God's Word, and One Foot in the World. She Seeks God's Kingdom First, Not Worldly Wealth & Possessions and she chooses to Suffer for doing good and Be Poor and Not Compromised with the World Than Be Rich and Famous .She becomes the role model in her children's life by Training, Disciplining and nurturing her children' According to Gods word and keeping away her family members and children from the evil influences of the world who will morally corrupt their morals. Being a stay home mom needs a lots of sacrifice , courage and blessing. Career woman are worldly minded, her sense of value is in rushing towards luxury and comfort endlessly and they miss out all the joys around her children and family . My perception may be different from yours. But at the last its what God says matters! But As parents, God holds us fully accountable to faithfully represent His authority and standards for more than just providing food, shelter, and protection. The best way to raise godly children is, by parents being godly and setting and living as a Godly example. There is always a success and rewards in parenting in Godly ways. Our worldly culture rarely values this role of the stay-at-home mother instead they accuse that stay home mothers are week, uneducated, lazy ,worthless and they need to pursue a career be equivalent to men rather being stayed at home and managing the household. Our culture do not value or appreciate the stay home mothers, traditional family values are no longer accepted. The Bible teaches in 1st Timothy 6:8 that we ought to be content with just food and clothing.
The Bible does not teach that children should be exposed to all kinds of sin. Children do not grow spiritually stronger in a negative environment where Gods standards are mocked, where worldly standards are enforced. Standards for morality must be taken from Scripture not from day care centers or from the schools .
Even during biblical times, Mother Mary who is a mother of Jesus Christ was a very godly woman who was obedient to gods word and she was blessed among women (Lk. 1:28,42) and she was uniquely privileged to bear the Savior of the world she didn’t run after luxury and comfortness like the today’s mothers will go , she did not dump her responsibility on some day care centers or some schools to teach or made arrangements with her mothers or friends or caretakers to fulfill gods role of being mother and to raise the child . There were unmarried or widowed women, like Lydia, or Ruth, who have to earn their own living by working outside. We stay home mothers will trust on God and his promises because he is the one who supplies all our needs.
Solomon said that it is better to have a dinner of vegetables served with love and peace than to have a stalled ox served with hatred (Pro. 15:17).
Stay Home Mothers know what influences their children are around and control what her children can see and hear.
Scripture reference: Titus 2:5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Psalm 128:3 :Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. The Bible nowhere forbids a woman from working outside the home. However, the Bible does teach what a woman’s priorities are to be inside the home.
Please be encouraged to read my another article “Problems that working women face!”.
God bless you all!
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