Please tramadol online overnight don’t read this post if you are sitting at the computer for hours and hours and not caring for your family as you ought. This is on my heart today, and I must share it.
In my testimony, I shared how my parent’s generation coming out of WWII were focused on getting that first dishwasher or possibly a second car, but the last several generations, from the Baby Boomers on are focused on entertainment, perhaps in an attempt to escape the emptiness that materialism bred.
Our parents abdicated parenting to work harder, but today parents are abdicating to play harder!
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” ~Matthew 5: 13
Ladies, Wives, and Mamas, don’t lose your saltiness ! Well, what to do I mean by that?
Salt has at least three unique qualities:
~ it cleans, heals, and kills many germs on contact. God cleans the oceans with salt. Can you imagine the foul mess without the purifying effect of salt?
~ it preserves and ‘cures’ foods giving them keeping qualities.
~ and it brings out the real flavors in food.
As a woman, when the Bible speaks of not losing our saltiness, it is referring to the special influence that we can have within our families and that is so needed in this world. It starts in our sphere of influence, usually the home. Don’t let Satan, the flesh, or the world steal our influence from us.
“They [older women] are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” ~ Titus 2: 3b-5
In Titus 2, Paul instructs the elder women to teach the young women to be “keepers at home”. What does this mean? The Greek word translated “keepers at home” (KJV) or “homemakers” (NKJV) is oikouros. This compound word is from oikos– house, household, family; and ouros– a guard, guardian, a watcher. Let this thought sink in for a moment: the word “oikouros” translated “keepers at home” carries the meaning of “watching the house, of a watchdog”.
So, my prayer is for mothers and wives today who are attached to their computers for hours on end. Please don’t be insulted; I wrestle with this, too, but we must continue to be salt and light! Who else but faithful parents will stand in the gap? I’m not opposed to spending purposeful time online, but let’s evaluate how our time is spent for our children’s sake.
Don’t read this blog If you haven’t spent time reading your Bible today.
Don’t read this blog If you haven’t yet today humbled yourself in prayer to your Heavenly Father.
Don’t read this blog If you haven’t sung heart-songs of praise to your Creator.
Don’t read this blog If you haven’t met your husband’s needs–whatever they are.
Don’t read this blog If you have told your children you are too busy to read to them.
Don’t read this blog If you have no dinner plans and the floor needs to be vacuumed.
Don’t read this blog If you are too busy to minister to church family that needs help.
Don’t read this blog If there are strained sibling relationships that need your undivided attention.
Don’t read this blog If you use the computer as an escape from submission to your husband.
Don’t read this blog If you aren’t investing in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.
Heavenly Father, we are weak. Help us to keep our eyes on You and our priorities straight.
“Woman, how divine your mission, Here upon our natal sod; Keep—oh, keep the young heart open Always to the breath of God! All true trophies of the ages Are from mother-love impearled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.”
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