by: Barbara Powell
The reality of a moral deficit in our world has become obvious to many that have seen it coming and has awakened many sleepers from their sleep. We turn around and say “what happened?” when it actually took place on our dime.
For years we have let the school systems and our homes be invaded by the little foxes that have now spoiled the vine. The vineyard of Christian morality in America has been eroded from within. The socialist agenda to eradicate the evangelical church has been hard at work over many years, and the number one target has been the homes. It is well known that no society will ever be any stronger than the homes supporting it.
In the very heart of many homes that make a difference for the kingdom, a mother is found. She is not falling to peer pressure to be more than God called her to be. Her heart is content knowing that who she is in Christ is the greatest calling on anyone’s life. Whether she is a homemaker, police officer, business woman, teacher, or whatever God chooses, she is content.
Her contentment is grounded in knowing that no matter what necessity calls her to do, she can never leave the responsibilities of her home undone. She has been designed by God to be a great source of nurturing comfort to those in her house. Her life exemplifies reverence and integrity. Love garnishes her continence like fine pearls and truth is her armor bearer. (Titus 2, Proverbs 31)
Unfortunately, many godly women today bear the burden of carrying the load dropped by the men who either never intended to do their part, or dropped their responsibilities for something their flesh desired more. Either way, she was left walking in shoes she was never intended to fill. And society has embraced a woman’s strength and fortitude to push on instead of calling the culprit to accountability.Although God’s grace has been sufficient for her, she has never felt at rest pulling double duty. We cannot thank her enough, but it is now time for the church to grow up in Christ so that each member is able to function in their roll which strengthens the entire body. Ephesians 4:14-16
Pastor Greg Neely