We’ve been peering into her life through scripture for a few Wednesdays now, and if you’re anything like me, you are learning a thing or two from her. God has set before us an example of a life that honors Him. May we each be encouraged!
Today we’re moving into verses 18 & 19 from The Message…
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
Three truths stand out to me here:
1. “She senses the worth of her work…”
TRUTH: WHAT WE DO FOR GOD IS IMPORTANT.
There is no greater work than the work God has set before us. Do you and I consider our work important and do we take it seriously?
2. “…Is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.”
TRUTH: WE ARE TO DO OUR BEST FOR GOD.
I’m reminded of Colossians 3:23 which reads, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…” Do we work with integrity? Do we do our best for Him always?
3. “She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.”
TRUTH: WE EACH HAVE A WORK TO DO.
What specific work has God called you to do? To minister to thousands or to minister to your family? To lead a ministry or to lead a study with your children? To love the homeless or to love your husband? To work outside the home or to work within it?
A year ago I held a pretty important position in a public ministry. I had a great responsibility set on my shoulders to oversee the daily operations of a local mission.
But within the last year God moved me to the next step on this journey with Him. Today, my great responsibility is serving my husband and children, and following a dream God has placed in my heart.
Am I still doing God’s work, even though it may seem “less important” in the world’s eyes? Absolutely. He has shown me that how I’m serving Him now is no less important than how I was serving Him a year ago. I’m where He wants me to be. For now.
And God has YOU where He wants YOU.
I’ve learned He’ll let you know if you’re supposed to be somewhere else doing something else. Take comfort in that today.
I encourage us to allow the woman of Proverbs 31 to again be our example.
Is there an area above we could improve in? Considering our work important? Doing our best for God? Embracing what He’s called us to do? Is there an attitude we need to align with God’s? A thought we need to change? An action to carry out?
I’d love to read your thoughts below.
Thank you for spending some of your Wednesday with me! God bless you, friend!
We are working through Proverbs 31:10-31 each Wednesday. Linking up today with Meredith Bernard for Woman to Woman #W2W, Simply Beth for Three Word Wednesday (Our Significant Calling) and Holley Gerth for Coffee For Your Heart. Wednesdays are a blast!
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