Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands
I don't think us, as mothers and wives, understand the power we have over the mood of our home. I think if they were to ask us if we thought so, we would say yes, but in an every day basis, I don't believe we think about it. At least I know I don't.
We have the power of destroying or building our homes, all depends on our actions. There is a saying that says "If mama ain't happy, no one is". I actually feel we should be ashame of that.
The Lord gave me that verse the other day and it has been heavy on my heart ever since. As I try to be a better wife, a helpmeet to my husband and an example to my girls, I can't help to think: Am I a wise woman that is buidling her home? Or on the contrary, am I a foolish one destroying it?
Everything I do sets the mood of my home. When I allow "my hormones" (really nothing but my sin) control my character, allowing myself to be up and down as a rollercoaster; I am setting the mood of my home. When I allow anger to control my reactions when my children are acting up or my husband has had a bad day and is not "as sweet as I would like", I am setting the mood of my home.
In the same token, when I am close to God, spending time with Him and allowing Him to work through me in everything I do; I am setting up the mood of my home. When I ask for His wisdom in every decission I make, even if it is a small one; I am setting up the mood of my home.
I don't know about you, but I see a difference in people around me, in my husband and children, when my reactions are the proper ones. Of course God blesses that.
So, I don't want to destroy my house, I want to build it.
Hope in any way that verse was a blessing to you too. I felt like I needed to share it so.... God knows why.
You may not see in that verse what I saw, but God works in different people in different ways. If the Lord has talked to you with that verse in any way, I would love to hear about it.