On Sunday a member of the Power Team gave his testimony at church. One of the first things he said was, "The American home is the number one thing that Satan is trying to attack and conquer." I had a hard time listening to what he said after that, because it hit me so hard. I believe that it really is true, and it made me realize that we have such a HUGE responsibility in today's world.
I am so passionate about family. I feel like marriage really should last forever, children should be raised to serve and love God, and that family time is so much more important than extra-curricular activities or alone-time. I think that Christ should be the center and the heart of the home.
As women, I think we really set the tone for the family and home. Yes, men are the head of the home, but I think that we have so much more influence than we realize. God has given us such a great responsibility to create a loving, soothing, Christ-centered environment in our homes. After all, we are the "home - makers." And I really believe that even those of us who work outside of the home can be homemakers. We get to make our home! We can create it to be whatever we want! We have the ability to prevent the fall of the American family.
This realization I had in the middle of church on Sunday has really made me excited! I hope it makes you excited, too. I know we can't control everything, but I think there are a lot of things that we CAN do to prevent the downfall of our homes and families.
*Instead of spending too much time worrying about how immaculate our homes are, we need to make sure we are paying attention to and loving the people IN them.
*Instead of making sure our children are involved in as many extra-curricular activities as possible, spend time having fun together and doing things as a family.
*Instead of worrying about our marriages, children, etc, blanket every situation and person in prayer, and trust God to do the rest.
*Instead of spending all of our time and energy climbing the corporate ladder, make it our main job to take care of our families and raise our children to serve the Lord.
*Instead of stressing out about making the perfect meal, just make sure that it's served at a table where the whole family can sit and have fellowship together.
We really can change the pattern that seems to be happening more and more lately. With God, we have the power. So remember what things are really important, and never lose sight of the influence that you have over your home and family! Can you tell I feel very passionately about this? ;-)
Have a great weekend! And come back tomorrow for another trip to White House Farms! With Luke this time, for the pumpkins we will be carving tomorrow. As long as he's not too sick, and it's not too rainy!