At church yesterday, the sermon began with a cute story: In the family, Mom was the spark plug that got everyone started each morning. One day, Mom had to be at work early, so before the family woke up, she was gone. As Dad and the children woke up and got ready, would you believe that they ran late? The kids informed Dad that they would need a written excuse for being tardy. Together they came up with the following written note: Please excuse this tardy today, our power went out early!!
It was a cute reminder of the power that women have over their households. In Proverbs it says that a wise woman "builds" her home. That takes a constant effort to "build". As I thought about my own home, there are times that I grumble in my spirit thoughts like "Can't anyone else - put soap in the shower, empty the trash can, make more tea,"... and the list can go on and on. This cute story enlightened me to the "power" we have in running the home. There are tasks that have to be done for a home to run smoothly. There are routines which help or hinder our lives. The woman is known as the heart of the home and is responsible for things like this. It is our choice though whether to embrace this "power" to run or build a home, or complain and shirk this mandate. So, I was encouraged to keep on and to "power up" and keep my home running smoothly ( or attempt to!)
And lastly, but most important, I know where my power source comes from:
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." II Timothy 2:7