Mom Makes The Home
As women, we set the tone in our homes.
Being a wife and/or mother has enormous respective and overlapping responsibilities. (Cooking, cleaning, taxi/shuttle service, etc.) Each day the world is getting worse and worse. Our families need the security of a peaceful home.
Let’s define “Peace”.
Random House defines Peace as follows:
The Bible says: (from the Hebrew) “Shalom” meaning safe or perfect.
To be complete or whole.” The idea is one of wholeness, unity, fulfillment and good relationships. Shalom occurs about 250 times in the Tenach (Old Covenant).
It would seem if we could achieve the Biblical definition of “Peace” the secular or dictionary definition of “Peace” would occur naturally.
To achieve Biblical “peace” one must know the Author of “peace” personally…
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” 2 Thesolonians 3:16
How can we receive this peace?
First, you must know the Lord of Peace.
His name is Jesus.
His name means Salvation.
"If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" 1John 1:9
"For God so loved the world, the He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"To as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, even to those who will believe on His [Jesus] Name." John 1:11
When we know Jesus as Saviour and Lord, we have within us the peace that surpasses all understanding. As a mom of 3 pre-schoolers I know all too well there is very little peace in our homes.
Knowing Jesus makes every difference.
You have nothing to loose and Eternal Life to gain. Jesus said that He came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly.
Eternal Life begins when you receive the gift of Salvation. The abundant life begins when you begin your walk with The Saviour.
Jesus in your life can give you a home that knows peace and contentment.
Call upon Him, and He will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not yet know.
Jeremiah 33:3 (tense changed)
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.
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