Redeeming the Time...

It is rare to find a mom that has extra time on her hands. It seems these days in this fast paced world we live in, with technology “helping” us to do more in the name of efficiency and with so many women trying to “spin more and more plates” to keep up with all the demands and “opportunities”, less and less seems to be getting accomplished. What’s a girl to do?

Well, I believe we need to step back…out of the plate spinning…and see what it is we are really doing and who are we doing it for and why? So many times our view is obscured because of our busyness…we lose sight of our purpose and jumble our priorities. Even taking on things because they are “good” and “profitable” but forgetting what season we may be in.

The Bible speaks about the role we have as women. A role to be “keepers of our homes”, “honoring our husbands”, “loving our children”, “working with our hands”, “extending hospitality”, “looking well to the ways of our household” and much more. How can we do all these things? We can’t outside of the grace God and equipping of the Holy Spirit. It is through Him that we do these things. It is through His word that we are able to discern what we are to do. It is through the gleaning from “older woman” that we learn what that looks like.

Over the next few days, I hope to post some mini-posts relating to the practical application of how I try to redeem the time. I’d love to hear your practical application tips on how you live out the role of wife/helpmeet, mother, home manager, etc.

May He give you joy, strength and creativity as you live each day.

Blessings ~

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise by as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."  Ephesian 5:15-16

1 comment:

Shannon said...

This reminder came to me yesturday, of why I do the things I do. Am I serving, speaking, dressing, and living for my glory, or that God may use me to bring Him praise? Thoughts to ponder, and your post reminds us all to evaluate why we do the things we do. Thank you for sharing....