HomeMaking :: More Than Dishes and Laundry
A Study Series written by Peggy Hostetler
(Part 1 of this study series is found HERE)
As I was writing this entry, I was thinking that some of you must be thinking from following along, "But, how in the world can we have all of this with all the children, all the dishes, all the laundry, all the...?"
I believe that we can have all of this and more, if we are focused on our foundation which is the base to which the house is added. It is work, it does not come easy, but as in building a physical house and seeing the completion, there are rich rewards once complete.
As we know, the foundation or building blocks of a home is the supporting structure the house is built upon. These building blocks are the character traits that are found in the nature of Jesus himself and ones that as a Christian woman, I should strive to acquire and try to maintain.
So, let's look to the building blocks or fruits we will call them. In our Bibles, Galatians 5:22 tells us about this fruit: "But, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
But, in order to reap or harvest, we must first sow or plant to the soil. If we plant the seeds of Christ into our home, then we can be sure to reap fruit in due season, fruit from our steadfast diligence.
Food for Thought
In your journal write down each fruit listed above and add your personal thoughts about each.
How are you doing with these building blocks?
How is your foundation holding up?
Where can you sure up an area?
Next, we will look at what takes place between sowing and harvest.