Well, just to have a disclaimer, I have no problem with your long nails my sister.
Mine “refused” to grow, and so am one of those ladies who has to get all the nail technology has to offer, but, it cannot surpass preparing a meal for my husband and serving him. I refuse my nails taking the first place.
I have no issues with your 3 inch red nails, but when you sit down and let someone else serve your man, then I have an issue.
Serving? Sad, how you hear some married women talking! “Me, cook for him? After getting home at 9 pm? And he was there the whole day? How?”
You can’t lift a serving spoon? To serve your hubby a meal? Is lifting the serving spoon too hectic?
Love gives more than it expects! Do your part.
We happened to be at Safari walk, and honestly, as parents we are failing, bid time.
The whole family has phablets and phones, from a 5 year old, the pre-teen, the teenager, the mother, the father – all trudging along while each of them is busy looking at their phones (at safari walk!!), at the expense of the family moments!
Let me show you how important a meal is;
- With a meal, Jacob took Esau’s birthright since he did despise it. He sold it for a plate of red lentils.
- With a meal, Rebekah got Jacob to take all his brother’s blessings from their father Jacob, through their mother’s chicanery.
- With a meal, Abraham welcomed the angels who prophesied of their son’s birth to him and Sarah.
- After a meal, Elijah performed a miracle to the Shunammite woman, and they were saved from the drought that was so bad that people ate doves pop!
- It was a meal, that got King Xerxes to Esther’s court and she was able to save all the Jews from being executed by Haman.
- Jesus shared a meal with his disciples. It was over a meal that Jesus prophesied of his betrayal and subsequent crucifixion.
- Of course it is healthy than doing the take away KFC chips! Truthfully speaking, if you keep feeding junk, junk will catch up with you later in life.
A healthy lifestyle = A healthy mind = A healthy marriage.
3. I don’t want to say that it is a woman’s place to be in the kitchen, but it is an intrinsic role.
4. Queen Esther’s meal was the ice breaker in her conversation with her husband the king.
He listened after having eaten and was full. He listened! Hope you got that!
5. Meals unite.
When I was at home, we used to sit at the table together, pray, then eat the food that was served on the table.
It united us. We talked over the meal.
We felt secure and safe.
- It was at the family table where I observed my dad and mam interact and how they talked especially to each other. Children pick lessons from the family table. How mam and dad interact, shapes a child’s outlook regarding adult interaction.
- To us, my husband and I, meals, have a significance. To us, sharing a meal includes sharing our life together. When we have an issue, we try sort it out first before having a meal together. Of course marriages are different but we cannot eat before sorting an issue. My hubby says it’s not worth it, sharing a meal with a heavy heart towards each other.
So please next time you are cooking for your family or your husband, know it’s much more than serving a plate of Ugali, Githeri, or Ingoho for him. There is power in a meal!
If you haven’t began doing that, start today. Pray for grace to teach and instruct your children at the family table. If you are preparing to get married, that should be part of your daily creed to come. Begin praying for God to grant you the grace to be a home-maker. Not just a lady with a pretty face sitting down watching a series over pop-corn and soda!