My hope in starting The Pursuit of Homemaking blog was to help ANY homemakers that read my posts by sharing things I have learned on my journey thus far. But if you have read any of my posts you have probably picked up on the fact that I come from a very specific point of view. And this point of view effects my motivation for EVERYTHING in my life and in turn my entire blog.
So I thought it would be good to lay out the nuts and bolts of my point of view or belief system so that you can hold that in your mind and more fully understand who I am and why I am passionate.
My core beliefs
I am a Christian. My life is driven by God’s Word, the Bible. If the Bible says it, it is true and important.
I also believe there is a Heaven and a Hell. I believe that when you die, you will be going to one or the other for eternity. Heaven is a perfect, sinless place, that you can only go there if you are sinless as well. However, we are separated from God and heaven by our sin. Every negative thought, bad word or evil deed keeps us from deserving such a beautiful, perfect place.
The Bible says that the payment for sin is death (Hell) and all of us deserve to go there and stay for eternity in pain and suffering!
BUT thankfully God sent His perfect Son, Jesus, to pay the debt that we all owe by dying in our place on a cruel cross. What love!
This reminds me of a song my mom used to sing to me when I was little:
“He paid a debt He did not owe
I owed a debt I could not pay
I needed someone to wash my sins away.
And now I sing a brand new song:
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.”
And then, in His awesome power, God raised Jesus from the dead three days later and He is now in Heaven waiting for us!
All we have to do to get this free gift of life is admit our need for a savior, believe that Jesus took away our debt and ask him to forgive us of our sins. If you believe that and reject the sin that plagued us before, then you will have a beautiful mansion and eternity in the glories of Heaven awaiting you! How exciting!
How this changes homemaking
If you disagree with my view you might now be saying, “That’s fine, Krista. You have every right to believe that, but that doesn’t have anything to do with pursuing homemaking. Leave the religious talk at the door!”
But in all reality, believing, not only in God, but in the fact that what we do right now effects eternity changes everything, including homemaking. Let me describe the two scenarios as I see it:
Homemaking WITHOUT God and the Bible – Life can seem so important and all consuming. When you step back, without a promise of God and an eternity, everything seems so temporary. We are born, live a comparatively short life and then die. Without God, that’s it…we die and are put into the ground.
With that point of view, does it really matter if your children are raised perfectly? They might make some people happy during their lifetime but both your children and anyone they impact will just be a small, insignificant blip on the radar.
You might as well do whatever sounds fun at the moment: party hard, live it up and leave your children to their own devices. In the end, whenever this world is over, anything that happened here will be absolutely pointless and forgotten. How depressing!
Homemaking WITH God and the Bible – EVERYTHING that we do here on earth effects our ETERNITY. I am not carefully training my children so that they can have a fun, easy life. God doesn’t promise us that. But, He does promise that this world and everything in it will burn up someday and all that will matter is if you are following Him.
So the desire of my heart, for every moment I spend with my children, is to direct them to Christ, so that no matter what happens to them in this life, their ETERNITY will be secure! And in turn, if they know their eternity is secure with Christ, they will have the opportunity to impact anyone that they meet and help others know Him, too!
With that point of view, being a mom and homemaker is one of the most important jobs on earth! We are the biggest determining factors in our children’s worldview and belief system.
God even says in the Bible, “Train a child in the way he should go and when he gets old he will not depart from it.” What a calling and a promise!
Another verse says, “I have no greater joy then to know that my children are walking in the truth.” Not only is this job one of the most important, but it definitely has the greatest rewards!
Well, that about sums it up. If you have any thoughts, questions or opinions, I would love to hear them! This is a combination of my two favorite topics, Jesus and homemaking, and I would love to hear your point of view on either.
Thank you for reading!