|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
We have seen that God’s view about the nature of woman is good. It is to provide a helpmeet/wife for man, a mother to both spiritual and biological children, and a woman of substance to her family and the society at large.
This week, as we conclude this series, I will focus on the last dimensional nature of a woman, which I tagged, ‘A Home Maker!’ The primary duty of a home maker is to make her home a delightful place for every member of the family.
The home should not just be a place that the prevailing silence is due to cold wars going on, dullness in the atmosphere, or lukewarm attitude of each member towards the welfare of other family members. That is why the Lord gave a command through Paul saying: Rejoice and again I say rejoice (Philippians 4:4).
I want you to know that happiness in your home, as a home maker, will bring out the best in your husband and children alike. A sorrowful heart is dangerous. Nothing good comes the way of the dejected. Beware!
God’s Word says: Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee (Psalms 128:1-2). That is, happiness comes by exemplifying the fear of God, reverencing His voice via His Word, obeying His instructions, and doing what He commands.
In other words, one of your multi-dimensional nature is to create an environment filled with happiness in the home. Make your home a delightful place for every member of the family.
I would like you to know that family success is possible, but it does not happen by chance. You must programme for it, if you desire it. Nothing works until you work it! That is why God’s Word says: Every house is builded by a man… (Hebrews 3:4). Just as you cannot build a house by merely wishing it, you cannot have an exciting home except you work it out.
You must take responsibility to make your family a delightful place to be. Whatever you make or fail to make of it is what it becomes. On this note, I want to give you some spices for your home, which can be added to give your home an unusual glow that will amaze outsiders.
One of such spices is ‘surprise gifts’. It is not good enough to say you don’t know what your husband likes or what your children need. Giving is actually a way of expressing love and brightening up the atmosphere at home when it is dull. The element of surprises, which the gift stirs up, is enough to cause another honeymoon.
However, the volume of what you give is not what matters, but the expression of your care that really counts. In addition, it is not the amount of money spent that matters, but the kind thought behind it.
Besides this, making a surprise celebration of important dates together creates excitement and brightens up your home as a home maker. Christmas, New Year, birthdays, anniversaries, etc can be observed; even if the one celebrating it has forgotten. It will create a well of joy, respect, honour and love.
Also, as part of your multi-dimensional nature as a home maker, spurring togetherness is another spice that adds glamour to your home. God’s Word says: My Father works hitherto and I work also (John 5:17). Jesus was involved in His Father’s business. They worked together. It showed the Son’s interest and concern in the Father’s business. Doing things together eradicates every dull moment in your home.
As a home maker, your desires matter to God, and He delights in granting them. But you can’t ask Him to grant the desires of your heart if you are not born-again. Are you ready to become born again, then say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).