Hi, how are you? I have a few new things planned for the blog that I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks. I feel like God has big things planned and wants to use this blog and our journey to help others. I was driving home from the gym a few weeks ago, and I felt God speak to me. He said that I have a story to share and he wants me to share that so that in the end, it will bring him all the glory. I am excited for things to come! I started this series once before…and people actually started reading it…so I naturally got scared and shut the whole thing down. It is scary to open up your life and share these personal things. But, I know know there is strength in community and walking together.
So, here we go.
The first series I am starting is on being a Godly wife, woman and homemaker. I will post every Monday. Now, let me start by saying that I am no where near perfect; not even close. But, I feel that God is really working in this area in my life. Now, more than ever before, I am motivated and eager to learn how to have a Godly, Biblical marriage, life and home. I am more determined than ever to have God move in big ways in our life. I am so desperate to have God’s will over my life. I have never felt this way before, to be honest. Of course, I have always wanted a good life and marriage, but now I am ready to hand over the reins and give the control back to God.
This series will encompass a lot. Everything from lessons I am learning from the Bible, lessons or books to decorating and making a home to budgeting and saving money. I think they all relate to each other and are very important areas in my life.
Why am I doing this? I’m sure you are wondering. I really had a revelation from God the other day. I was hanging clothes out to dry and grumbling to myself about how I had been cleaning the house all day and Josh was on his second nap. Let’s be honest here. This is real life. All of a sudden, I remembered being a girl and praying for God to send me a husband. I remembered it like yesterday. I was in 6th grade. My parents had just gotten divorced and we had moved from South Dakota to Las Vegas. There was a boy in school that I liked; I honestly don’t even remember what he looked like let alone what his name was. I told my two friends one day that I had a crush on him, but I made them promise that they wouldn’t say anything to him. Looking back, they were probably more of “Mean Girls” friends than actual friends, so they of course told him. That day after school, they came up to me and said “We told “so in so” that you liked him and he says that you are pretty, but he can’t date you until you lose some weight.” I was crushed! That was too much for my little 6th grade self to handle. That night I can remember laying in the back seat of my mom’s minivan silently crying so that she couldn’t hear me. I prayed for God to someday bring me a husband that loved me just as I am.
In that moment, on my patio, hanging up the wet clothes, I realized that Josh is a gift from God. He is an answer to my little 6th grade prayers. It is my God given responsibility to serve him. It is my God given PRIVILEGE to serve him. It is my calling to be a wife and homemaker.
I heard Joyce Meyer say something similar once. She was speaking at a women’s conference and said that for all the ladies that were already thinking about yelling at their husbands when they got home there was another woman in the audience that is at home praying for a husband and she would gladly take him off their hands. I didn’t get it when I first heard her say that, but standing on the patio that afternoon I did.
God didn’t have to give me Josh. I could be single and alone and still praying for God to send me someone. But, I’m not. He answered the prayer. When you view your husband as a gift and not a burden, the laundry pile doesn’t look so big and you are happy that he is taking a name because you are thankful for all of the hard work he does to provide for your family.
Our job as Christians is to live lives that look different to others and make people want to know more. Maybe that means having an organized and clean home in the middle of all the business of life. Maybe that means having a successful, happy marriage in a world that is turning their hearts away from marriage. Maybe that is being good stewards of our money. All of these things can make someone say, “How do you do that?” To which we can say JESUS! That’s how.
Our first lesson will be about what the Bible says about being a homemaker. I have already started studying and it is some good stuff, ya’ll! On Wednesday, I will introduce our other new series!