We have written many thoughts over the years on how to be a wise woman and also how not to be a foolish woman. Today we would like to share 5 easy ways to build up your home this week:
1. Speak Positively to Husband and about Him
Your husband is who God providentially brought into your life to be the leader of your home. In society today, it is easy to forget that truth, take the reigns, and completely take over. This is not the Lord's plans for our families . We need to be women who glorify God by how we speak to and about our husbands. We do not need to point out every fault, weakness, or lack of vision to him or to others. Scripture teaches us that love always hopes and always protects. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth." Let us speak hope, love, patience, and Scripture into their lives at all times and give grace as we have had it extended to us.
2. Speak Positively about your Children
The Scriptures teach that children are a reward and a heritage from the Lord (Psalm127:3). This is God given truth that Christian women would be wise to embrace . All around the world we see a hate for children, for life, and for the things of God. Let this not be so in the church or found among His own people. Let the world see that we love children and that we have a welcoming heart to raise and disciple them.
3. Pray for your Family
Do you get so caught up with the busyness of the day that you forget to pray for the most important and most beloved people in your life? We all can relate to dropping the ball but we need to quickly get back on track and cover them with prayer (James 5:16) . What I have found most helpful is to have a specific time each day to do this. Whether its early before everyone is up or while you are taking shower--perhaps you might even just try to pray all day for them whenever you can snatch a little pocket of time. Every small prayer lifted up to God is heard.
4. Take Sinful Thoughts Captive
When you are tempted to think wrong thoughts don't dwell there. It is so easy to get caught up with wrong thinking--everything from anger, covetousness, jealousy, and bitterness can get a hold of our lives if we are not careful. As daughters of the King we need to stand vigilant and discern what wrong thinking is (especially before we entertain it or allow it to come out of our mouths) before we allow it to control us. We need to discern, repent, and replace bad thinking with Scripture. 2 Cor 10:5
5. Keep your Eyes on the Lord
Trials, challenges, and hardships will come, there is no doubt about that. This life we live is not meant to be comfortable or easy. But will we be shaken when that happens or will be steadfast and trust in the Lord? Keep your eyes on Him, much like Peter who walked on water-- but once he took his focus off the Lord he began to sink. We need to be steadfast, immovable, with faith that can weather the storm.
If you need more encouragement in this area, I recommend our ebook How to Build a Strong Christian Home written just for you!