Proverbs 31:12, 18-19
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life . . . She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
It’s easy to become self focused and forget to look out for the needs of our spouse, and stop seeking to do them good. I often use motherhood as an excuse not to help out. Mostly it’s a fairly legitimate reason, but often I could help more if I prioritise Glenn and let some of my own ambitions go, or at least be chipped away at more slowly. Glenn has a fair bit going on his head at the moment and to juggle on his plate. I want to be a willing helpmate and hard worker that helps him bear his load.
My action for today: Take home group for Glenn tonight.
My prayer for today: Please, Father, work in me a new spirit. Let your Spirit work change in me so that I look less and less towards my own needs and interests, and more to those of your Kingdom. Let it start with my first charge – my family – and go out from there. Help my hands not to be idle, or caught up in irrelevant tasks, but let them be willing and hard working for your Kingdom. In Christ’s name, Amen.