Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Strong for our Tasks...

 "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks."  Proverbs 31:17

I picture myself one day, busily at work in my home, donning my apron each morning and creating delectable dishes for my future husband and children to savour and enjoy.
I imagine how wonderful my days as a homemaker will be...

And I know that, should the Lord grant me my heart’s desire, my arms will be trained and ready for the job.

As a young woman living at home, I have the incredible opportunity to practice my homemaking skills under the care and guidance of my mother, and in the safety of my father’s house.

Instead of pursuing a higher college education, I have chosen to remain contented at home, learning how to run a household without the responsibility of actually running it.
I am blessed to have a mother who is committed to training her daughters in their high calling of being keepers at home.

If you too are a daughter at home, then may I encourage you to make the most of every opportunity at hand?

Here are just a few areas in which young ladies may improve their homemaking skills and in turn prepare themselves for keeping their future homes:

How wonderful to enter marriage being fully capable (and confident!) to prepare tasty dishes for your husband and one day, children...
Perhaps your culinary skills require a little polishing up?  Set yourself a challenge to try at least one new recipe each week – you may well be surprised at how delightful you find work in the kitchen to be!

 You might one day find yourself needing to work carefully with your husband’s income and save on buying clothing...
Sewing may not sound like your ‘cup of tea’ at present, but it is a wonderful skill that ought to be learned by any homemaker in training.
Start off small by tackling manageable projects and working your way up.  If you can already run a sewing machine, maybe you could try making a few of your own clothes?

In order to feed your growing family one day, you may be required to grow some of your own food...
Start a small herb or vegetable garden or help your mother with hers...  I believe it is Biblical for a woman to grow healthy food for her family, no matter how small her efforts may be.  Who knows, you might just find you’re the green-fingered lady in your family!

 Should the Lord decide to give you children of your own, knowing how to care for them and later teach them will be most helpful...
Being able to work with children is certainly a worthwhile skill to attain...  If you don’t have smaller siblings in your home, offer to help a busy mother with her little ones.  You will learn so much that will greatly benefit you (and your children) in the years to come.
 Being contented in the simple duties that accompany running a household will make you a happy homemaker...
Don’t be afraid to help out with the laundry, dishes or sweeping...  Not only will your help bless your family; it will strengthen your arms for the tasks that lie ahead of you!  What a blessing!

These are just a few valuable skills young ladies can strive to learn whilst at home.   
These precious years we have with our mothers are oh, so short.  Let us learn to appreciate their teachings and value our time spent under their watchful eyes!

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~ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fear the Lord is to be praised ~ 

With love,


Tane Hannah said...

That was an amazing post, Kelly. Very lovely words. I also so look forward to the day when I have a family of my own...
Tane ♥

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you, Tane:-). Love to you sweet friend! Kelly xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful post and very true!


Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you for your sweet words, Sarah!