homemaking 101

Thank you Lord for this opportunity!!!

Today, I am reposting this picture/quote from in http://courage.me because it is such a biblical reminder of who I am as a child of God who happens to be a wife, who happens to be a mother, who happens to be a pastor’s wife, a friend, a daughter…and so on.

  • Homemaking is a gift from God.
  • It is a privilege and frankly, I need that reminder, I don’t know about you. Some days can get awful hairy and my focus because tainted and selfish, therefore, I need this reminder! So I guess in some sense, I am posting selfishly today! 😊

Remember, homemaking is a way to serve God and love His people well…and that start right in our homes and spreads out to which one of our Judea’s, then to the uttermost parts of the world! But if out Jerusalem’s aren’t well…Judea and beyond will not be touched for God’s glory. To prevent that, we must start with God above all else and allow Him to fulfill in us His masterpiece (Eph. 2:10).

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}


God created you for a specific, unique, one-of-a-kind purpose. Despite any situation you are currently facing, God purposely fashioned and ordered your steps to fulfill his dynamic plan for your life. Many individuals feel helpless when trials appear and it seems as if their circumstance or environment will never change. Be encouraged today and remember that God has final authority regarding the overall temporary conditions you experience in life. God’s ways are not our ways and it could be that God is equipping and empowering you during life’s challenges for a great work he has called you to fulfill.

When God called Gideon, it was during a severe perplexing time. The Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD and were oppressed by the Midianites, causing them to hide in dens, caves and strongholds. The Midianites and the Amalekites stole their livestock and produce leaving the Israelites’ land devastated and impoverished. Due to the circumstances the Israelites experienced, Gideon hid and privately beat wheat in the wine press to save it from the Midianites. (Judges 6)

But that’s when it happened, in the middle of a disconcerting time where everyone around Gideon suffered because of disobedience and sin, God empowered Gideon with a specific call on his life. God declared Gideon empowered in the midst of environmental unrest and personal uncertainty. God empowered Gideon to save Israel from the very ones who oppressed him and the Israelites. God chose someone who actively but privately sought progress in the middle of depressing conditions. Gideon didn’t realize who he was due to his environment, but the Angel declared him a brave man who the LORD was with! Trust that God has empowered you to fulfill his will.

God is with you and empowered you mighty one of valor!

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, Thank you for empowering me to fulfill the plans you have for my life. I thank you for strengthening and equipping me to do great works. I choose to believe what your Word says about me and I praise you that I’m not defined by my circumstances. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

Devotional source by Empowered by Kennetra A. Bryant

  • Psalm 37:23
  • Isaiah 55:8

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Ephesians 2:10

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}