Above Rubies Daily Encouragement Blogs
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YOU ARE ACHIEVING GREAT THINGS
You accomplish great things in your home as you make it a sanctuary for the living God and train and nurture your precious children in this God-anointed atmosphere. Titus 2:5 exhorts young women to be "keepers at home." These words do not relegate you to an inferior position or deprive you of something greater you could be doing. This is the greatest work you can be doing.
It is not stagnant. It is not insignificant. You are accomplishing. Different Bible translations for this phrase give more understanding.
You are a home KEEPER (KJV, BECK, WILLIAMS)
You are a home MAKER (NKJB, HCSB, AMP, CEB)
You are a home MANAGER (OJB)
You are a home WORKER (ESV, NASB, NCV, NLT, WEB).
You are a home LOVER (JBP).
Do you notice that these words are verbs? They make things happen. You are building a home and family to strengthen this nation and bless the world.
The Darby translation says: “Diligent in home work.” We are not slack on the job. We are diligent. Our mind is on the job. Our heart is in our work. We are pouring into our home and the lives of our children for today and for generations to come.
And I love the WAY translation which says: “Recognize that their sphere is home.” God has given you a queendom. He has given you a domain where you can accomplish great things. It is your home.
Begin to imagine and then fulfil the great things that you can do in your home today.
Blessings from Nancy Campbell
Painting by Millicent Etheldreda Gray.