Welcome to week 10 of our 14 week study of the Proverbs 31 Woman!!! I’m sooo glad you’re joining us!
This week we are going to focus on verse 27.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
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The above picture was taken this past week as we celebrated my middle daughter’s 5th birthday. Addie loves any and everything princess…….so of course she wanted to celebrate her birthday with a princess party! As I was preparing for her party I began to think about the Proverbs 31 Woman and verse 27….she was watchful over her family. She spent time investing in their lives.
She knew their likes and dislikes.
She knew what made them “tick”…..she knew their weaknesses and their strengths and because of this knowledge, she knew the wisdom she needed to speak into their lives.
As I discussed with Addie what type of party she wanted I was given the opportunity to talk to her about her favorite topic….princesses. We talked about how pretty the princesses are but how outward beauty is not as important as inner beauty. We discussed what it means to be pretty on the inside and why that’s so important. We talked about her favorite princesses and the inner beauty each princess had. But most importantly we talked about how one becomes a princess. A princess is a girl who is the daughter of the king…. that when a girl asks Jesus into her heart she too becomes a princess. We talked about what that means, what sin is and why Jesus came to die for our sins.
This week as I was getting ready to celebrate my daughter’s birthday I was reminded how important it is to slow down, to invest in personal one-on-one “facetime” and find time to connect.
The Proverbs 31 Woman knew the needs of her family because she was watchful of them and because she didn’t eat the bread of idleness.
When we take our eyes off glorifying God and off our family’s needs, we can be tempted by what we see. When we start paying more attention to what “She” is doing or what “She” has…..we open the door to jealously and discontentment. Even in our “downtime” let’s make sure it’s productive and feeding our minds, hearts and souls well! Read an inspiring book, take time to call a friend on the phone and encourage her, or make something with your hands that you enjoy and that can bless your family or those outside your home!
What the Proverbs 31 woman isn’t doing is watching TV or Facebook status updates- she’s watching over the affairs of her household.
Remember, YOU are irreplaceable in your home – never forget that!
Your watchful eye and diligence will make your home a pleasant place for everyone who comes through your doors.
Look around where you sit – has your home been neglected? Do you know what’s going on in your husband’s or children’s lives? Make a point today to invest in your home and in those who live in your home! You are irreplaceable my sweet friend and they NEED YOU!!!!
Week 10 Challenge: Make sure to spend time together around the table this week and ask each member their “High” and “Low” for the day…..spend time discussing what each person shares. Also, pay attention to how you spend your down time….is what you’re watching, reading, listening to helping your walk with Christ or hurting it? Are you growing in wisdom because of how you’re spending your time?
*To find the videos from weeks 1-9 click here .
**To find the Proverbs 31 Bible reading plan – click here and begin Week 10 today.
Now it’s your turn, how do you put Proverbs 31: 27 into action?
Love God Greatly!
Ohhh and just in case you’re wondering if that baby in the middle of the picture smiles……yes she does…….a lot actually!