Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
That is kind of the ultimate, isn’t it? Being known by what we have done. Feeling accomplished and being praised.
As long as the work we are being praised for is God honoring and gives Him the ultimate glory.
I want others to know me by my love for the Lord. I would desire someone to look at my life and see the love and respect I have for my husband. I am not a perfect wife or perfect mother, at all, so I want to keep learning, growing and giving these blessings the Lord has given me my all. Oh yes, there are days I would rather be sitting at a coffee shop, drinking a latte then scrubbing the Elmo potty chair. But I scrub that Elmo potty chair.
Because I love my family. (Really, why else would anyone scrub an Elmo potty chair?)
Let your works praise you in the gates. Let your love for your family shine through. Don’t let those discouraging days get in your way of serving those you love. We all have those days. It doesn’t mean you aren’t good at your job as a wife or mother. You are good at your job. And you can keep striving to do better. Read more, study more. Find out what others have to say on topics you aren’t sure of. Learn a new skill. Can’t sew? Take a class and learn how to. Can’t bake? Keep trying. Horrible at organizing? (That would be me!) Surround yourself with information and tips from those who know more then you about the topic. Keep learning and growing.
Some great books on homemaking: Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother, Life Management for Busy Women: Living Out God’s Plan with Passion and Purposeand The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective.
Keep in God’s word and growing in the Lord. Your works will be known in the gates. The works that matter.
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