That blank space on the application stares back at me. How do I sum up in one word all I do as a mom? Homemaker sounds so 1950ish. But it’s true. I’m a mom and a homemaker. Yes. I am in the business of making my home.
The online dictionary defines “make” as: to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts.
Sounds like supernatural, creative work to me!
What I do as a homemaker is to bring my home into existence! Without a homemaker, there is no home. A house, maybe. But not a home. I get to shape and change the parts of the home (rooms, objects, systems) combining them in new and better ways to make my home the best home for my needs and my family. It is a work in progress. A living thing!
Why? Because home has an atmosphere. A tone. A state of being.
It’s also a work of art. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I want to bring beauty into my home. I want Jesus and I to bring it into existence together.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
I believe this means God’s creative Spirit partners with us in bringing into existence a home that hosts His presence. He shows us what to do and how. He does this when we stay connected with Him in close relationship, just as you would spend time with a best friend.
He supernaturally brings the atmosphere and state of my home into being. Just as He created the world with the spoken word, so do I.
Our spoken words create the atmosphere in our home. <—-Tweet this!
Splashes of color and a certain style reinforces the atmosphere you’ve created and host in your own heart.But maybe you don’t feel you have a knack for interior design?
In your home, let your words be your paintbrush. Let your words be your textiles. Let your words bring light and life to home!
Jesus’ Divine Partnership with Us
Stephen (age 4) loves to organize. I think it is in the genes. My mom used to give me the junk drawer to tidy or the pantry to arrange as my chores. I loved it. It was fun. Child’s play to me. I see Stephen thriving in this same way. So I get him and he gets me. Lovely.
Since we’ve moved into our new house in Alaska, Stephen has been “decorating” his room by hanging artwork he has made or by placing toys on his head-board, hanging beads on his toy kitchen etc. Sometimes it looks cluttered to me and I have to resist the urge to gather all the odd bits into a storage bin in his closet.
But this is his art. His place to release creativity. And I believe God will enlarge his tent pegs. Today his room, tomorrow the world!
He remarked to me, “Mom, Jesus is decorating my room with beautiful.” That’s exactly how he said it. Could it be that Stephen is simply doing what He sees the Father doing? Could it be that Stephen at a young age is already experiencing this divine partnership with Jesus where God intersects our passions and giftings with His presence?
Wow! If we listen, our children can show us the way. I want more of that! Thank you Jesus!
Homemaking is a Declaration
Being a homemaker doesn’t have to be boring or bland. An occupation we are ashamed to admit on an application. It’s a declaration!
We are declaring we are co-laborers with God’s supernatural presence and power in our home- a place where Heaven invades earth. Because if Jesus goes before us to make a home for us in heaven, there must be so much more to this occupation than meets the eye (John 14:2-3)!
Jesus, give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so we can know and release your heavenly home in ours today!
How have you experienced His partnership as you go about the business of making your home?
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