If I Have Not the Heart…Guest Post.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21

If I become leader of the youth ministry, but do not minister to my own children, I am like a clanging cymbal.

If I encourage wives and mothers nationwide, but neglect the training of my own daughters in the skills and vision of homemaking, I am nothing.

If I give all I have to those overseas and give over my body to pregnancy after pregnancy that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

If I home school my children but don’t have their hearts, I have utterly failed.

We can do many “good” things, but are they profitable?  Do they edify?

“All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.”
1 Cor. 10:23
We must press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:14)
We must put our families first.
We must not neglect the training of their hearts and minds.
We must pass on the vision of homemaking to our daughters.
We must “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”  Col. 1:10
Let us not lose heart in doing good, dear sisters, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
Jennifer is the cherished wife of a visionary man, and a homeschooling mother to almost a dozen children.  Her deepest desire is to consistently love her husband and children, and to be a diligent and joyful keeper at home, for the glory of God.  Her favorite past-time is to encourage fellow housewives in their highest calling of wife and mother.  When she’s not creating Homemaking DVDs, she can be found blogging at Renewing Housewives.  She also has an ebook, Encouraging Challenges.