Proverbs 31:19

In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

In her day, the Proverbs 31 woman would have had chores that had to be done, irrespective of how she felt about them. And this would have included spinning and making fabric for her family’s needs. Some would have enjoyed doing this and others wouldn’t have. Guess it’s the same today. Some enjoy cooking and others don’t. Some enjoy knitting and sewing and others don’t. But we have more choices available to us as to whether or not we do those things, so probably don’t think of it in the same light.

I work at home and prefer to be in front of my computer but there was a time when I loved knitting and created many new items for my family members. When the girls were little I even sewed dresses and trousers for them. Those days are long past, but perhaps once I’m a grandmother, they might return. Depends :-). I keep telling my girls I’m not ready to be a grandmother yet but the eldest is almost 26 and has been married over 2 years. I know it won’t be much longer before she becomes a mother as she is always commenting on her friends’ babies.

Going back to doing the chores of the household – even that word ‘chores’ sounds a burden, doesn’t it? We should really feel blessed we can do those things, even if we don’t enjoy it. There are many who don’t have the use of their limbs, or have bodies that have restricted usage. It is a blessing to be able to look after our own homes and our own families but often we forget that. What do you do when you’re working around your home? Do you talk to our Lord and praise Him? Perhaps sing to Him or discuss things with Him? Having Him join you in your daily work around the house will lighten your load and allow you to enjoy the day more, and even the chores. Why not see those chores as a Proverbs 31 woman activity and perhaps you’ll appreciate what you can do a little more.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the giftings you have given us, and the abilities we have to provide for our families and for making a house a home. Please help us to bless others with our giftings, and in those areas we where have need, perhaps someone else may come along to bless us with their giftings. We thank you Father. Amen.

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