Thursday, October 24, 2013

Worth Rubies~Eager To Work

"She selects wool and flax, and works with eager hands."  Proverbs 31:13
I know that women no longer need to spin their own yarn or create their own linens.  Even still, we can still find meaning in this verse of Proverbs 31.
Years ago, women made their own clothing.  The Proverbs 31 woman would not only create her own clothing and that of her family, but she took great care to select the finest materials for the best price.  Many times to create clothing meant women spinning their own fabrics.  The Proverbs 31 woman was eager to do this work.  She was not lazy, but willingly helped her husband.
While many of us may not make our own clothing, we can still spend time working with eager hands.  We must be willing to work along side our husbands  for the good of our family.   We must be eager {excited!} to help out in whatever may come our way.
I admit that many times I am less than eager to do things to help out.  As we are in the process of updating our home, there is always something that needs to be done.  When hubby came to me recently asking for help on a project, I may have {ok, you know I did!} sighed and reluctantly gone to help.  This is not a woman who works with eager hands.  This verse will be especially helpful to me in the next few years months.
This week we can work on our attitudes while we work alongside our husbands.  This may look different in each household.  Some of us literally work alongside our husbands each day.  Others of us work alongside our husbands as we raise our families.  However it may look, lets willingly and eagerly work.  We can work with eager hands as we work on becoming that Proverbs 31 woman.
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  1. Oh, I hope and pray that I will have hands that are willing and, yes, eager to do the work God has called me to do. Blessings!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement and pep talk. I need to accomplish so much. ;)

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

  3. Thank you for linking up with Transformed Tuesdays at More To Be!

  4. A positive attitude isn't always the easiest to have, especially if the job isn't pleasant. But I have found the job goes much more quickly and and even is easier when we are eager to work together. Thanks for this reminder!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  5. Working is so important and our attitude makes all the difference.

  6. This is such a beautiful and gentle reminder to be a helper to our hubby. I, too, have uttered more than one sigh when asked to do something I'm not to crazy about doing when asked. However, I know that the Lord blesses us when we are obedient to help - and in the end - it does feel good. Just not sometimes at the moment! lol Thank you for sharing this on my Counting Our Blessings link up!

    Many blessings - Julie


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