Your Home is a Mission Field

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Home can sometimes feel like a rather mundane place to be.  As a Christian mom, I realize that I am called to train up my little ones.  At the same time, there must be something more, right?

You know, ministry opportunities that exist outside of the home.  Because somehow those opportunities seem more important.

Friends, it took me many years to realize that God has placed me right where I am for a very good reason.  I have spent hours searching the internet for volunteer and mission opportunities.  Hours.  All the while little hearts were right in front of me who needed me to point them to Jesus!

If you are a mother, your home is a mission field.  The children that the Lord has blessed you with are watching you, and learn so much for you.  They need you to be real with them and to show them Jesus in all that you do.  Sometimes we mess things up, and they need to see those moments too.   We can show them the meaning of grace and how our faith in Christ is what guides us through the difficult times.  We can show them the meaning of repentance and forgiveness.

What can happen if we do not see our homes as the mission fields that they are?  Quite frankly, the results can be disastrous!  Pretty much everything that you do is training little minds, momma.  It is a huge responsibility, but thankfully this is something that God has equipped us for.  When we truly seek Him He will give us the tools that we need.

What should your daily life as a missionary look like?  Each mother will perform this task somewhat differently.  At the same time, each home will look the same.  Momma missionaries fill their homes with love, grace, and good things.  We provide God’s Word to teach our children about our God while equipping them for their future work in His kingdom.  We have a gentle spirit that willingly admits that without God we are nothing.

Being a missionary is not for the faint of heart.  We need to continually pour God’s truth into ourselves by reading His Word.   We have to remember that joyfulness is God’s will for us, and seek it with our whole heart.

The rewards can be great however.  Let’s never forget the little hearts that need us to point them to Jesus!

Possibly linking to:  

Growing Home, Tending the Home Tuesdays, Raising HomemakersBabies and BeyondWhat Joy Is MineA Wise Woman Builds Her Home ,Walking Redeemed, A Proverbs 31 WifeThe Modest MomA Mama’s StoryMom’s the Word , Mommy MomentsHearts For Home,  Time Warp Wife, Graced Simplicity, Christian Mommy BloggerFaith Filled Fridays, Marriage, Motherhood, and Missions,Wholehearted Home,Serving Joyfully, The Art of Homemaking Mondays,Cornerstone Confessions,  Good Tips Tuesday,  Paradise Praises

Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

24 Thoughts on “Your Home is a Mission Field

  1. Well said… I agree with you on every point. I pray that every mother and mother to be views their home in the same way. God bless you!!!!

    Nontie (visiting from – A Victorious Woman of Faith: nontokozomaposa.blogspot.com)

  2. I totally needed this on this extremely Monday-ish, monday. Found you via Mummy Monday!

  3. talesofbeautyforashes on June 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm said:

    Thank you for sharing this, I needed to hear this today. My home IS my mission field! (Sharing this out to other mamas!)

  4. This is beautiful and empowering. As the mom of four children, now all adults, I am grateful for the hours and hours of time we spent together (we homeschooled as well), just being together, interacting, and learning from one another (because one thing you learn, when you’re around your children a lot, is that they have much to teach you, as well).

    Sometimes, when we’re in the midst of the noise, chaos, diapers, and mess, we forget that one day these children will be adults, and the foundation we built in their younger years is what they build their grown up lives on. You can’t get much more important than that.

    Thank you for writing this lovely post, and may you be richly blessed in your home with your precious family. — Carolyn

  5. Great reminder! It brings to mind this quote by Spurgeon: “You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”
    ~ Thanks for linking this encouraging post up to the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  6. Yes and yes some more!

  7. Jamie on June 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm said:

    I needed this! I spent the week calling various organizations looking for volunteer work. They all responded with, “we don’t take outside volunteers.” I have spent the last week wrestling with the idea that staying home with my four boys wasn’t enough. There must be something more important out there…how can I so easily forget my most important job??

  8. Great reminder. We have such a great work to accomplish right in our own homes.
    http://mary-anderingcreatively.blogspot.com/2014/06/wordless-wednesday-airplanes-copters-oh.html

  9. I needed to read this today. I get so caught up in all the service opportunities outside of my house and forget that the biggest ministry I have is the 5 small people living in my home.

    TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  10. Beautiful post! Thank you for joining us on the Wake Up Wednesday Link Party! Have a great day!

  11. Nicole…I remember when this concept hit me like a brick. What a heart changing realization it was for me. Grateful you shared this at Monday’s Musings. Have a great evening.

  12. tiffanyatouchofgrace on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 am said:

    This is something I’ve never thought about in this way. But you’re exactly right. Our priority is to raise our little ones, and to teach them to walk with the Lord. We need to be missionaries at home first.
    Thanks for linking up at the Shine Blog Hop!

  13. This is so true. I constantly find myself seeking ways to make an impact outside of my home. It’s hard to see the effect I have on my son from one day to the next. The days are long, but the weeks fly by. It really is about making a difference one person at a time, starting with myself and my family. Thank you for the reminder and encouragement!

  14. This is so true! It’s easy to neglect our homes, while we are ‘out there’ doing God’s work…let’s keep things in balance 🙂
    Thanks for sharing on this week’s Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!! We hope to have you join us again next week 🙂
    (Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

  15. So true! It’s easy to feel like our work isn’t important, thanks for this reminder! Thanks also for linking up at Wake Me Up Wednesday Linky 🙂

  16. Amen to this Nicole! Such a great reminder!

  17. Amen. It’s so easy to forget that our children are our greatest work, not a distraction from other “important” things.

  18. Great reminder! I chose this as one of my favorites to feature this week at the Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Thanks for linking up! 🙂 http://learningtable.blogspot.com/2014/07/hearts-for-home-blog-hop-72.html

  19. This was such a convicting post for me. I pinned it to my Thoughtful Thursdays board and am featuring it on tomorrow’s Thoughtful Thursdays post. Thanks for linking up!

  20. You are so right on. I spent this whole summer searching for ways to serve, ways to be used. I started to feel like I was wasting my time, like I wasn’t allowing God to use me, but then the same thought occurred to me (thank you Holy Spirit)! My children are my calling. What a blessing to be able to serve the ones we love the most!

    I am a baby blogger and am so excited to have come across your page. This new follower thanks you! 🙂

    -Alli

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