Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 1 Keeping an Eye on Home

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."  Proverbs 31:27

The "Proverbs 31 Woman."  What can I say?  I read of this woman and I think to myself:

"Is this an attainable goal for me?  This woman seems PERFECT.  I could never live up to these standards."

Does God expect us to be perfect?  I don't think so.  Nobody is perfect.  (Whew!  What a relief!)

So, does that let us off the hook?  No way!

The Bible is full of practical ways to live our life in abundance---like God would want for us.  Proverbs chapter 31 is such a place for practical advice.

Verse 27 speaks of such an amazing woman watching over the affairs of her household and not being idle.  So, does that mean that us ladies have to work ourselves to death at home and never rest?   Absolutely not!  I do think that we need to be smart about what goes on in our household and not be lazy.  How else will our kids learn?

For the next 9 days, I will talk about specific aspects of  "watching over your household."  I'll take a light-hearted approach to everyday living and keeping and eye on all things "home."  I will also include links to websites that I or others have found helpful in keeping home well,......home-y.  I hope you find these blog posts helpful and that they bless your life in some way.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other blogs below on Proverbs 31, as well!

13 Bloggers, 13 topics, one Great God.
A series on the different aspects of Proverbs 31. Here is a list of the bloggers and their topics.

Hope you all enjoy!! Feel free to explore the blogs. We have some very talented women participating.


Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Phew! Isn't it a good thing that God doesn't expect us to be just like her TODAY!?! But I'm really looking forward to hearing what God teaches you about the home in the next 9 days so I can continue to GROW into the Proverbs 31 gal!!

Amy @ Just a Glimpse... said...

Thank you Kate! I appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm. :)

Emily said...

"Is this an attainable goal for me? This woman seems PERFECT. I could never live up to these standards."
I hear ya here! So glad we are all learning and walking through this together!

Tracie Horton said...

Hi Amy! I didn't know you were in the blogging world. I'm glad you posted on Facebook so I could read your blog. I'll be coming back. Wait... that sounded a little stalkerish.

Amy @ Just a Glimpse... said...

Hi Tracie! I love blogging and this is my first "group project." Stalk all you want :) LOL Thanks for stopping by.