Bring life to something.
Bringing life into your home is creating the atmosphere where family feels a sense of belonging, acceptance and love no matter what happens. A place that they long for when they’re not there. A place where faith and traditions make life predictable and safe.
Sounds pretty amazing right?
Whether or not you grew up in a home like this or not, you can control the atmosphere and culture in your home. It is a learned passion, you don’t need to worry about getting it perfect because it’s unique to your family. You can learn how to bring life into your home, that’s the best part!
3 Reasons Why You Need to Create a Lifegiving Home
1. Your kids need you too. Kids thrive in predictable, stable conditions. One way of doing this is by bringing life in the form of traditions, rhythms and routines you set into motion. They’ll love all the fun family nights you took the time to have and those will be the memories they hold onto as adults.
2. God wants you to. Yes, I truly believe that God wants us as homemakers to be intentional about the time we spend within our home. He warns father’s not to provoke their children to wrath, one way of doing that is by not living out what you preach, being a hypocrite outside of your home while living differently at home, not making family time a priority and ignoring them. We pass down our faith to our children by how we live at home not at church. We need church, but we need to be training them and teaching them the Word at home more importantly. The primary responsibility for building and maintaining the home often falls to the mother.
3. Your empty nester future self will thank you. Seems like a strange reason, right? But it’s true. Our children grow up faster than we want them to. How sad would it be for you to have missed that priceless time to make those memories? How sad will it be if you didn’t intentionally create the home where they want to be, versus one they want to get away from? Don’t live a life that you’ll regret. You will reap what you sow, so sow (whoa baby!) a home worthwhile. A warm, welcoming, fun and godly home that you’ll cherish the memories of once your kids are grown and gone.
Don’t let the chance slip by you. Decide today to bring life into your home. Put traditions and rhythms into practice today that will create the atmosphere that you want your kids to grow up in.
Need some help in this area? This January we are starting the Lifegiving Home Challenge where we will be going through Sally Clarkson’s book The Lifegiving Home. Join us as we take time to intentionally apply the great ideas that Sally gives us!
Your turn! Why do you want to create a lifegiving home? Where do you need to start focusing today? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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