Welcome back to week 4 in our Proverbs 31 series!
This week we are reading:
She gets up while it is still dark;
She provides food for her family
And portions for her servant girls.
She considers a filed and buys it;
Out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Please welcome back Angela from GoodMorningGirls.org - I just love hearing her videos!
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The Proverbs 31 woman knows the value of time. She doesn’t waste time in bed – she is not slothful. She rises so early that it is still dark out and in that darkness she provides food for her family. Rather than pulling something out of the freezer last minute – she starts the morning with her family’s need for food on her mind. To see two great examples of monthly meal plans that you could replicate go here or here.
Then she provides portions for her servant girls. As Angela said in the video – our servant girls are our washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, telephones, computers, cars (thank goodness I don’t have to hitch a wagon in the morning) and vacuums! These little servants are huge time savers – but they do have to be managed. At times they break (both my washing machine and vacuum broke within the last 6 weeks – I learned how valuable both are to my daily life during that time!).
Next the Proverbs 31 woman has a dream – she dreams of planting a vineyard – so she considers, buys and plants a vineyard.
Do you have a dream? Follow the Proverbs 31 method of pursuing it.
1. Consider – take time to pray and think through your plan. Consider if this is best for your family in this season of life. Talk to your husband and let him lead you in the decision making process.
2. Buy – in order to buy you must first save. Patiently save the money you will need to make this project happen.
3. Plant – the Proverbs 31 woman put muscle to her dream. She worked diligently to plant her vineyard. In the same way we are going to have to diligently work day in and day out to see fruit from our labor.
I followed these steps when starting this blog.
Our challenge this week Comes from Angela:
Rise before your family!!! Come on girls I know YOU can do it!!! I know it’s hard! It’s hard for me too, but lets focus this week and RISE before our family does…..before our kids do! Let’s rise, have our quiet time and organize our day BEFORE it starts!!! Pray this week for strength and the discipline to rise early! Also pray about your finances and ask God for wisdom to help you make wise choices concerning how you spend the money He has given you.
What are some ways you can make your days easier by getting up before your family?
Walk with the King,
*Over at GoodMorningGirls.org you will find them discussing this section of the Proverbs 31 woman all week long – so I encourage you to visit them!!