“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
What is the way of your household?
What traditions do you have that you intend to inculcate in your children and your grandchildren?
Are your ways enough to emulate?
Mam and dad had many traditions of which i borrowed almost all of them when I got married, [since they are too beneficial].
The most important of all traditions I borrowed was/is the “ALTAR.”
[You are welcome to borrow it too!]
“Altar” time, is a time to pray. You get to pray individually, then collectively we pray a “prayer of agreement” , for the Bible says, “whatever you bind on earth, will be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth, will be loosed in heaven too.”
Wherever there is an agreement, God commands a blessing.[Psalms 133:1-3]
What ways do you have at your home?
Are you a woman/wife/mother who leads by example?
Will you lead by example in future?
Do you check your children’s behavior, correct them in love and lead them in the ways of the Lord?
Look at Timothy, in the book of 2nd Timothy 1:5. He had his perfect example from his mother Eunice and his grand mother Lois.
Even though his Father was a Greek [In the book of Acts 16], and not a believer, the two women were a good example to Timothy.
He was taught the Holy scriptures from the time he was young and he did not depart from the ways of the Lord.
What ways are you showing to your household?
Do you teach your children the importance of prayer?
Do you teach them to keep a prayer list?
Do you sit down with them, no iPad, phones, TV, and speak to them about the issues of life?
Do you speak life to them and not curse them?
She doesn’t sit and do nothing.
As aforementioned, she works and finds pleasure in doing anything that adds value to her and to her house.
The bread of idleness is not her portion.
An idle mind is the devil’s “bae”, and a breeding place for lies, idle visits, idle talk and slander.
The Lord talks to us, the women, about gossip and slander in Titus 2 and 1st Timothy 5.
He admonishes us through His servants, that we should shun the vice, for it drains out our calm spirit.
Let’s ask the Lord to deliver our mouths and touch us with His coals.
That we will be bearers of the gospel and quit talking maliciously about each other.
Let’s ask the Lord to teach us to build our homes, and avoid all the slander against each other! It doesn’t help destroying each other.
Her worth does not allow her to stoop that low.
She keeps her household name intact, the Lord being her strength.
Miss, ask the Lord to start pummeling you now. For marriage doesn’t need your daddy baggage, your exes talk, and all those unresolved issues you have.
Ask the Lord to show you His ways, ways that you can inculcate to your children and will be carried up-to the 4th generation.
Mrs. You have a harder task since you are in marriage already. The task of showing your children the ways of the Lord.
Praying for them, and using a rod to instruct when need be.
Women, let’s not spoil our children to a point of them having no respect and condoning their bad behavior.
Do not disregard your husband before your children. Do not argue before them either. Your issues are so independent of them! Protect their hearts, do not sow seeds of discord!
The bible says this, in Proverbs 22:15 “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.”
Let’s mold them [our children] in the ways of the Lord.