Monday, March 9, 2015

Virtuous Woman #3

All right! It's been a while since I've posted, so it's about time for a Virtuous Woman post.
Today's verse is Proverbs 31:13-14:

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."

You can tell where I'm going with this one: A virtuous woman is a hard worker. Not just a hard worker, but a willing worker. She labors because she wants to! Ever heard the expression, "Idle minds (or hands) are the devil's workshop"? The virtuous woman knows this and fills her time doing important things: getting food for her family, bringing home an income and, of course, doing the Lord's work. This is another one of those "Wow! This is such a challenge!" Especially since I was just complaining about doing things around the house. As I was posting this.
What can we do to work willingly when we don't feel like it?
                                  -Sing while you work

! Singing is an awesome way to shake those blues away!
                                  -Listen to music! Again, music has some sort of super power that makes you happy.
                                  -Make a game out of it! Whether dusting shelves or making things to sell, anything can                                    be turned into something fun!
What can we do to keep from being idle- especially when there seems to be nothing to do??
                                   -Start a blog! It's really easy and can be helpful, inspiring, creative, and fun!
                                   -Read a book! You know that thing with all of those pages you've wanted to read for                                     so long? Get it out!
                                   -Start an Etsy or other online shop! Then, make things for it (that can take up as                                            much time as you want!).
                                   -Grab your camera and get outside! Spending time in nature helps you get closer to                                      God, and is fun!

See? Fun!


So, it all boils down to this: work because God wants us to! "Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger." -Proverbs 19:15 It will help you feel happier and, at the end of the day, you will be satisfied.

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