Thursday, January 19, 2017

3 Steps to Glorifying God in Your Home

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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3 Steps to Glorifying God in Your Home

by Jami Balmet

The first thing I can do as a Homemaker who wishes to bring glory and honor to God is to set the atmosphere in the home. As a homemaker I have the ability to make our home in a way that either steers my family closer to God or tears them away.
“The wife and mother in a family often ‘sets the tone’ in the home. The ‘tone’ God wants her to set is one of joy, optimism, and a delight in the Lord and in her family.” ~ Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife 

Setting an Un-glorifying Atmosphere
As a homemaker we will never have a perfect house. There will always be dirty dishes in the sink and toys littering the ground. A home cooked meal may not be on the table by 6 o’clock and the laundry may go un-done for another week.
But those things shouldn’t be our goal of homemaking. Those things don’t mean you are failing at homemaking or bringing glory to God. Cleanliness is not next to godliness. You set an unglorifying atmosphere in your home by what is in your heart. You, as the wife and mother, set the tone in your house. Your husband and children would rather a happy and loving mother and wife and a messy house then a spotless house with a grumpy and nagging wife.
“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.” ~ Proverbs 21:9
“The wife and mother who views life as a “cross to bear” influences the others in the home to think the same way. She easily robs everyone else of joy and like the yeast in the bread she bakes, her ungodly attitudes spread to everyone else.” ~ Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife 

Steps to Creating a God Glorifying Atmosphere
Creating a God glorifying atmosphere starts with YOU. You can set the tone in your house by what you do and how you react.
1) Make Your Home a Haven

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