I’ve said it many times, but I believe all women are called to the ministry of homemaking. Whether you work outside the home or stay home full time, you are a homemaker. That’s why today I’m sharing some of my favorite happy homemaking quotes. I think you’ll find these homemaker quotes and Bible verses for the homemaker to be an encouragement for your soul.
Homemaking is hard work and requires much time and energy. Sometimes as homemakers we need a little inspiration to help motivate us to get things done.
There’s no doubt about it. Homemaking is hard work. If you want a well kept home, you will have to devote time each day to caring for and cleaning your home. If you have a large family, small children, the work will be even more abundant.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to the art of homemaking. I’ve been dwelling on the routines and traditions of old fashioned homemaking. It saddens me that so many feel that homemaking is a burden or drudgery.
Homemaking is a beautiful ministry, a gift you give your family. It’s my desire to elevate the role of the homemaker. I want you to see your role as a homemaker as a privilege.
I hope that these homemaking quotes are an encouragement to you. The work you do matters.
Homemaking Quotes | Homemaker Quotes
“I think I can understand that feeling about a housewife’s work being like that of Sisyphus (who was the stone rolling gentleman). But it is surely, in reality, the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mines, cars, government etc exist for except that people may be fed, warmed, and safe in their own homes? As Dr Johnson said, ‘To be happy at home is the end of all human endeavour’. (1st to be happy, to prepare for being happy in our own real Home hereafter: 2nd, in the meantime, to be happy in our houses.) We wage war in order to have peace, we work in order to have leisure, we produce food in order to eat it. So your job is the one for which all others exist.” – C.S. Lewis
She must look upon her home as the one spot on earth, for which she is alone responsible, and which she must cultivate well for God. – J.R. Mille
The housewife’s job is homemaking, and she is, in fact, ‘making the best of it’; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day’s incidents and human relationships.” – Majorie Kinnan Rawlings
There is more to homemaking than just productivity and efficiency. Homemaking is meant to be enjoyed! And savored. And breathed in. It’s carefully setting out a vase of flowers, just because. – Jayden at BackRoadBloom.com
“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.” ― Thomas Wolfe
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?” ― Audrey Hepburn
“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.” ― Jani Ortlund
“I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions (the other one is that of a farmer); only the mistress of a huge battery of high and varied skills and custodian of civilization itself. Only a typist, perhaps! Only a company director, or a nuclear physicist; only a barrister; only the President! When a woman says she is a housewife she should say it with the utmost pride, for there is nothing higher on this planet to which she could aspire.” ― John Seymour, Forgotten Household Crafts
“If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers and the flickering flame of the candle is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation.” ― Edith Schaeffer
“I can use the house to create a home. I can offer my family, my friends, myself, and even strangers the gift of love by making them feel special when they are in my home.” ― Sarah Mae, 31 Days to Clean – Having a Martha House the Mary Way
“Homemaking is a passion you can pass on from generation to generation.” ― Elizabeth George
As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness – just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breathe it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. – Emily Dickinson
“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure.” – Elisabeth Elliot
“No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless.” ― Isabella Alden and Mrs. C. M. Livingston
“There is no occasion when meals should become totally unimportant. Meals can be very small indeed, very inexpensive, short times taken in the midst of a big push of work, but they should be always more than just food.” ― Edith Schaeffer, Hidden Art
Bible Verses about Homemaking
Of course, the chapter of Proverbs 31 is filled with beautiful, encouraging words for the homemaker. But, there is more in the Bible that homemakers can glean encouragement from regarding the work of homemaking.
“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23
“The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1
“Train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” Titus 2:4, 5
“Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11
“My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” Isaiah 32:18
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
Action Steps You Can Take Today
I hope you found some encouragement in these homemaking quotes. If you’ve been feeling discouraged in your homemaking, here are a few things you can do right now.
- Pray and ask God to renew your spirit and give you a right attitude about your home and homemaking.
- Look around you and do one thing to bless your home. Whether it’s clearing off the table, or loading the dishwasher, or folding a load of clothes – or even as simple as making your bed, choose to be intentional in your homemaking right now.
- Think of 3 things you are thankful for today.
Remember, God sees the unseen work of your hands.
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