Day K – Keeper and Keep
Spiritual Challenge Day K – Keeper at home. Today is not really about keeping your home as much as it is about being AT home. Titus 2:5 “To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” This verse gives us direction in so many areas that I just don’t have time to discuss them all today. The part I want to look at is obviously “keepers at home”. Now, I realize this verse has been translated in many different ways but they all mean the same thing and this version puts it best for our topic today. Notice it says AT home, I just don’t see how we can take care of our homes if we aren’t at home. Now, I’m not just talking to working women but to the stay at home moms that find themselves running here and there all of the time. If we are constantly running to the store, going on field trips, doing things with or for friends, or going to sports activities, how do we have time to take care of our homes? I know sometimes our lives get busy and we can’t help it, but look at your normal lifestyle and see if you are away from your home too much. Are there things you are doing that aren’t necessary but only taking up more of your time? How can you expect to keep your home if you are never there? I’m not saying we have to cut out everything extra in our lives, I’m just encouraging you to look at those things to see what might be taking too much of your time. Today’s challenge is to pray and ask God to reveal to you anything that may be hindering your job as wife and mom and then discuss those things with your dh to see how you might free up more of your time. I know for me one of the things I had to do was limit my trips to town to once a week (when possible), not only does this keep me home more but saves a lot of money in gas!
For the working women, I pray you will search your hearts and make sure you are working because your family can’t survive if you don’t, not just because you want to or like the extra money. Working outside the home is a decision you have to make with your own husband and be submissive to his wishes; I do however believe it is God’s will that wives and mothers be at home. That’s all I will say about it for now though due to limited space and time.
Physical Challenge K – Keep. Today your challenge is to keep your schedule. I know this was the challenge yesterday, but it is important to follow it and determine if it is working for you or if you need to adjust it. The only way to know if it works or not is to follow it (I think I’m repeating myself here). So, that is it, keep your schedule and evaluate your day as you go. I would love to hear from you and know how your schedule is working! Have a great day my friends.