Hey, I might have something in common with the Proverbs 31 woman after all!
After a few weeks of studying the account of this godly woman and her life, I’ve found myself learning much. Instead of comparing myself, and making myself feel bad for not being like her, I’ve taken the first few verses and allowed them to help me. I hope you’re doing the same.
This week, Proverbs 31:15 gives me a glimmer of hope!
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. – Proverbs 31:15 (The Message)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a “morning person.” There were years I used to get up at 4:30 a.m. (Yes, crazy…I know!) I don’t rise quite that early these days, but I still get up before anyone else does in my family. Since my son is our only child still living at home, and his wake up times are as late as possible, I find I have extended time in the mornings compared to just a few years ago.
It’s in those morning hours when the house is quiet that I have my time alone with God, reading His Word, praying and listening. It’s the time I prepare spiritually for my day. Without it, my day feels empty, out of balance, and quite frankly, a mess.
This is also the time I plan my day, plan my writing, and make sure I’m on top of deadlines, etc. It’s my favorite part of the day.
Could this be the way the Proverbs 31 Woman started her day?
Growing up, my mom made our mornings special. I thought every kid had mornings like us. Mom, in her sweet, loving voice, would personally wake me up for school. She always made sure we ate breakfast. Every school morning (and I do mean every), she would make for me two sunny-side up eggs, two pieces of bacon and two pieces of buttered toast. And amazingly, she would have it ready on the table when I came downstairs before leaving for the day. Without fail.
So, I followed Mom’s example. Even though he’s seventeen, I still wake our son myself, and make sure he has breakfast each morning. His choice, and ready on time.
Quite possibly your mornings are different. And that’s okay. Let’s not compare ourselves. Let’s encourage one another. After all, that’s what these Woman to Woman Wednesdays are all about. This is just what I do and what works for us.
If you aren’t already, find at least a small amount of time to begin your day with God. Read a devotion. Read a scripture passage. Read my blog. Pray, even if it’s on the way to work. Listen for God’s guidance. Starting my day off like that makes all the difference.
I’d love to read of your morning routine if you care to share below. Share ideas. Give encouragement to other readers. And if needed, allow Proverbs 31:15 to help you.
May God continue to bless you, sweet friend!
(It’s Woman to Woman #W2W) Wednesday where we pause life for a moment and just talk, woman to woman. We are working through Proverbs 31:10-31. Next week we’ll look at verses 16-17. Linking up with 4hisgloryblog.com and holleygerth.com.)
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