If you’re like me, with a quick swipe through Instagram, you’re quickly caught up by a well-curated bedroom, a friend’s new home, or the perfect tablescape. As I flip through these images, I sometimes find myself growing discontent with the home God’s given me, and jealous when I can’t afford or create what I think I need to have a home like the pictures show. It’s like I believe it must look a certain way for it to be worthy of fond memories and a nostalgic childhood. I believe if I am to be remembered as a good mother, my home must look like the magazines.
Sisters, if we believe this, we’re missing the point of creating a home. While there’s nothing wrong with rearranging furniture or ordering a new mirror, Christ calls us to a greater and deeper definition of home than the temporary things we surround ourselves with. Because of Christ, our home is so much more than the four walls around us, our home is God himself.
I had the privilege of contributing to the new “Dear Mama,” devotional from Well Watered Women and wrote about the topic of “Home.” This is a short excerpt from my devotional. It’s my prayer that the pages of this book will be a blessing and encouragement to so many of you who are doing the important, extraordinary work of raising souls.