Friday, January 25, 2013

Cooking and Cleaning Only? No it Goes Much Deeper Than That! Day 14 of the Marriage Challenge

Keeper of the home....what exactly does that mean to you?

Let's go to the Word...

  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:4-5

Strong's concordance defines "keeper" this way

1) caring for the house, working at home
   a) the (watch or) keeper of the house
   b) keeping at home and taking care of household affairs
   c) a domestic

A keeper is not just the person that cooks and cleans the house...though that is important...but she WATCHES over the house. What does that mean?

She is aware of the things going on inside the home. She knows who her children's friends are, and the types of families they come from. She is conscious of the friends that she is around, who is speaking into her life.  She is aware of the different types of media coming into and out of her home and does it uphold the standards that she and her husband have set forth for their family.  She is sensitive to when there is trouble brewing on the horizon.  She is like a watchmen on the wall...a guard. I like to think of it as the role of gatekeeper...nothing comes in or out unless it goes through me first.

Girls, in today's society we have to embrace our role as "keeper" diligently. Our families are too precious a commodity to let life just happen.
The Vow: To Guard the Castle from Harm The Challenge: While you're keeping an eye on the home to see who's coming and going, take time out to pray. Ask God to protect your family from harm and to help you to encourage them in the faith.
Walking with you on the journey,Regina








10 comments:

  1. that's the whole truth :D i asked my husband when i'm not around what's concerns him the most and he pretty much said everything because he doesn't run our household

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    2. I think that is the sentiment of a lot of husbands! Mine included...guys are just geared in that way, we all have specific roles set forth by God, and when we walk in those roles, life just seems to go smoother, at least for me it seems

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  2. I like how you said the watcher like a guard because I can already see myself playing this role. A mom MUST be involved with her kids lives, every aspect!

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  3. Great post! My kids are teens and are so fun to be with. I know it has to do with the fact that they've been "kept." :)

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    1. You are exactly right...when we fulfill our roles as designed by the Creator, it shows in all aspects of our lives. The way our children act is a direct representation of how they have been "kept"

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  4. Thank you for this post! My son is just a baby, but this is all stuff I need to keep in mind for when he's older.

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    1. Elisabet, I love that you read and comment on my blog...it is an encouragement to me! I can tell from what you say that you have a heart to be a great mom and wife, and I know with God's help you will be and probably already are!

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  5. Following from the Let's Get Social Sunday hop. Would love a follow back if you are so inclined. :O)

    I see all kinds of interesting thoughts and buttons and links on your blog, so I've subscribed too so I can come back.

    When my husband asked me last year what I wanted for Christmas, it was on a day when my domestic "skills" weren't at their best. So my answer was, "to be a better wife and mother". I find inspiration and information in your posts. Thank you!

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  6. So glad to have you join me on here! that is my goal as well....to embrace my role as wife/mom, and walk that out in the way God designed for me. Will head over and visit your blog now!

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