Keeper of His Home

by Chelsea McCafferty

Preparing for Persecution

Interesting, but when I was in the process of getting my book published, the only thing I thought about was that I had to get it out and into the hands of my sisters in the Lord. I didn’t even have a thought about how Christian women would receive the message of the book itself. When it was released for purchase, and people began buying the book, I suddenly realized that some who read it would not be entirely pleased with its content. After all, God’s plan for marriage and the roles of a wife are not very widely accepted these days.

For the first time, I began to feel a sense of apprehension and nervousness. These feelings never entered my heart as I penned the words. Yet now I’m keenly aware that I most likely will receive some criticism, opposition and even outrage at some of the points in my book. That wives should take care of their homes, submit to their own husbands, and show honor even when its undeserved…these are not popular concepts. Yet we are not to please the world but to please our Father in Heaven. He created marriage and gave us the blueprints for how to do it right, and His plans are without flaw. They are not based on circumstance or only applicable for ideal situations. God’s Word is true and His promises are solid as stone.

So as I release this book (which can be purchased in the Bookstore here in paperback or Kindle versions), I am aware that I may be persecuted for sharing this message, but I am prepared to face it knowing that God is my refuge and my strength. I will stand upon His Word without fear knowing that He is for me, therefore who can be against me? I have been faithful to His Word and have shared the message He put on my heart. I’m ready to face attacks of the enemy and the world, because my almighty God is greater than the world. I will put my trust in Him. Amen? So bring it on…

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Unconditional Joy

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years is that we cannot expect the world to bring us unconditional joy. You know, we talk a lot about unconditional love. As Christians we understand that God pours His unconditional love upon us and through us, and therefore we are called to love others unconditionally. But what about unconditional joy? What about unconditional hope?

It seems that there are so many Christians dealing with so many horrible circumstances. Health, finances, marriage troubles…the average Christian will be going through hard times at one point or another. Sometimes it’s all the time! Yet, through all of the hard times, we are called to have unconditional joy. How does one do that? Well, we first have to understand and acknowledge that joy is not a response to our circumstances. It shouldn’t be. We should have the joy of the Lord in our hearts in the best and worst of times. Think about it this way: what bad circumstance could cancel out the joy of knowing that Christ died for us to give us eternal life? Nothing.

We need to admit that we cannot create joy in and of ourselves. We cannot work hard to make ourselves joyful. The joy that we have comes down from the Father through the Holy Spirit. We have joy because He pus His joy in us, and if it’s His joy that’s in us then we should always have it, whether or not we are going through various trials.

Walk in joy today sisters. Know that God has put His joy in you so that you can be a light to the world. So many people are suffering and they need to see your joy; the joy of God spilling over. His love never fails, and neither does his joy.

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Keeper of His Home

Keeper of His Home

My new book is available through my author page at Createspace. Click on the link above. Will be available through regular Amazon channels in about a week and through Kindle in 48 hours!

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