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What does the Gospel have to do with our everyday lives in the home?

Theology for Homemakers
Glimpses of Grace

I decided to join Jami Balmet from Young Wife's Guide for Glimpses of Grace Book Club, Starting Thursday April 14th, we are going to be going through one chapter a week.

Today's post is an introduction to her book, with thoughts that resonated with me the Gloria Furman explains:

“The biggest question I want to explore in this book are: What does the gospel have to do with your lives in the home? How does this grace change the way we live?”

She has written this book in the look out of getting God-glorifying answers to the following questions:

  • What does the gospel have to do with everyday life in the home?
  • How does the gospel impact our dish washing, floor mopping, bill paying, friend making, guest hosting, and dinner cooking?
  • How does the fact that Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the tree so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness (1 Pet. 2:24) make a difference in my mundane life today?
  • How does this grace change the way we live?

Theology is for everybody, and yes... even for homemakers

Every Christian is a theologian whether we like to admit it or not, whether we recognize it or not.

We tend to believe Theology is a touchy topic and only reserved to, well, Theologians. We think it's too dangerous, too tricky, and we don't know if we're qualified "enough" or how to handle it.

The truth is that:

Theology is for homemakers who need to know who God is, who they are, and what this mundane life is about.

What Glimpses of Grace is About

Grace of God in Christ
The Grace of God in Christ radicaly changes us

What Gloria Furman does in her book is put the gospel right in the center of everyday life–the place where mothers fight the good fight of faith in the home.

She clearly describes the distinctly Christian hope of God's glory and how it relates to the home.

Glimpses of Grace is about how we live in the "already but not yet" time in God's redemptive history.

Glimpses of Grace is about how God's power in the gospel can transform us for his glory as we live by faith-right where we are in the mundane of our homes.

After all, we're are called to live our lives to glorify live for him.

Where is where life happens? in our homes...where life gets hectic and peaceful, joyful and painful...that's exactly where we need to cling unto God's grace, every minute, every second.

As homemakers who are made in God's image and desire to live for God, we need to know what God's intentions are for us and for the work we do in the home.

Glimpses of Grace is a beautiful picture of what it looks like to see Jesus Christ every day in every circumstance. 

Hope you join us in this journey! we're in this together :-)

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