Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Her Feet at Home

The following is today's devotional from Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

One thing the feminist movement has done so successfully is to stir up discontent among women who have responsibilities in the home.

My mom had six children in her first five years of marriage. She had an incredibly hard job, but she was content to serve in the role God gave her. She told me that she didn’t know she was supposed to be unhappy until others told her she shouldn’t have to deal with all the demands on her.

Her life stands in contrast to the women I know who look for satisfaction outside their home. While thinking they’ll find more meaning and fulfillment, they usually only find more stress.
Proverbs 7 describes a foolish woman and says, “Her feet never stay at home.” Has God called you to be a keeper in your home, serving your husband and children for His glory? Let me encourage you to stay with this important work. Keep serving for His glory and your ultimate satisfaction.


Anonymous said...

Very good word. Thanks for the encouragement to fight for contentment at home.
I thought it was finally time I posted a comment...being at your house tonight and all.
I had a wonderful time. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.


Pamela said...

Thanks so much Caryn for this encouraging post.
Where I live, very few women (including Christian women) stay at home. Our government subsidizes daycare so that keeping your children home is actually more expensive than having them in daycare.
I admit, sometimes it feels lonely but I am convinced that God has called me to this task. In it, He is teaching me to trust Him and to be content in service.
One of my passions is teaching young women about the joys of serving God at home. It's an uphill battle because as soon as I mention home they think second-class or repressed. But, by God's word, little by little things are changing. Please pray for the church in Quebec.


Caryn said...

Dina - Thank you for coming! Hope you enjoy all your Pampered Chef goodies!

Pamela - I just prayed for you and the church in Quebec. May the Lord continue to strengthen you as you encourage these women to live the truth of Titus 2:3-5. "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).