Homemaking is a Ministry!
I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you why I believe this is so.
I strongly believe that anyone that lovingly crafts a living space into a home can attest to the fact that homemaking, by nature, is a service to others.
As Homemakers, we serve the people that God has placed in our care, stewardship over, or enters into our space.
…Let that sit with you for a minute.
God has given us a great work …what an HONOR!
Ministry Homemaking was founded to celebrate this glorious fact. Join me on this gratifying journey!
Not so many years ago, I didn’t understand the concept of ministry. I thought of it as a church term or something for folks that travel to various countries to help those suffering from extreme poverty.
I NEVER considered the work that I did and that anyone in a helping industry did as a ministry.
I don’t think a lot of other people do either.
Think about this for a moment.
By definition, ministry means service. The word “ministry” is derived from the Greek word diakonia (we get our word deacon), which has several conjugations but the root word meaning “service.”
“You my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
Then by definition, anyone that provides service to others is working in ministry.
This would include teachers, social workers, hospital staff, lawyers, field workers, technicians, and on and on.
Why Is This Important
The short and sweet of it …The Enemy wants to deceive us and our children into thinking that there is no value in this God-given role. That it is not worth considering as a path for our lives.
I’m going to get a little deep here, so please bear with me for a moment.
In my previous field of work, I often witnessed and even experienced, the devastating effects that occurred when a family breaks down and/or suffers dysfunction.
There are long-lasting and far-reaching effects on family views, family values, and family unity.
Hence, we see a need for organizations like non-profits that operate as gap-fillers for basic concepts, morals, and values that are normally established and supported within the context of the family.
Because It ALL starts with the family!
If the family can be defeated then larger communities as a whole are weaker and vulnerable.
Okay, I’m getting off of my soapbox now.
My Personal Ministry
I’m saying all of this to say that I feel called to take delight in being a witness and beacon to my daughter, nieces, and other young women through this ministry.
“and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; 4 that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands that God’s word may not be blasphemed.”
You are too!
We have a great calling that is SO much more than mundane chores, cooking, and managing schedules.
This is why Homemaking is a Ministry and why it is so important.
Blessings, and Happy Homemaking!