There are many things we could discuss about creating the home we love to live in. It’s much deeper than creating a physically pleasing environment.
While we put great hope in our government, loving living where we do has much more to do with us than our governors.
A couple of days ago, someone I follow on Instagram posted this quote by Barbara Bush.
Your success as a family, our success as a society,
depends not on what happens in the White House
but on what happens inside YOUR HOUSE.
by Barbara Bush
Are you like most women of the world? Do you spend many hours of your days looking at an electronic screen of some sort? TV, laptop, iPad, phone…? (Don’t we all?)
Do you rush from here to there with a fully loaded schedule? Weren’t those electronics promising to save you time? Look at us instead. We jam more and more into our lives without truly taking notice of our influence.
Women of faith or not, we’re very much like the world in some ways – or possibly in many ways.
How do you strive to be different? What do you bring to the dinner table at night for meaningful discussion?
We learn new things each day, and often simply by osmosis. Consider this:
Are you learning new things intentionally?
Maybe you’re already using what you know to be good, honorable, and true to influence the world – your world. And that’s great! We all should influence our children and loved ones in the best way we know how – by example, in love, and with intention.
My question is this:
When we’re looking at TV, laptop, or i-something,
are we learning anything meaningful?
Is it simply time set aside for mind-numbing brain vacations?
If you’re a child of God, you’ll understand this. I challenge you today to do more. Spend more time reading, learning, and studying God’s truths. God’s Holy Bible gives us instruction for living obediently.
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me.
And because they love me, my father will love them.
And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them. (John 14:21)
Those who love the Lord obey Him. We are called to righteousness without compromise.
Our society no longer takes a firm stand on Godly living. But, women of faith are called to live it by making God-honoring choices, even though it’s not popular. We’re called to hold true to strong core beliefs based on God’s Holy Word.
Your influence begins at home.
How are you faring? Do you see yourself as an influencer? Are you standing strong? (This question is for myself, as well.)