Who doesn’t want to be wise, really? I know I do!
According to Proverbs 31, the wisdom of a woman is connected to the building of her home. So that is what I want to spend my life doing, – building my home!
When mentioning this to my children the other day, their reaction was that I am good at that… 🙂 Nice! But I actually think their associations to me building my home were most closely knit to painting, sewing and decorating. Possibly also to baking and cooking and that type of stuff. And while all of that really IS important to me, I find much deeper meaning than that in the sentence “A wise woman builds her home”.
A wise woman invests in her home. Her home is a VERY high priority of hers. She wants to focus on important values in her home. She wants to give those values on to her children. Because what is it that our home is doing? It is equipping us to face the challenges of this world. It provides us with a place to rest and just be ourselves. And, -Our home builds the next generation. It influences the future! Talk about one important job for a wise woman!
As I build my home, I water my grass, like I wrote about in one of my recent posts.
I am very thankful for my life. For my portion in life. No one has it perfect. Life is no picnic for anyone (although sometimes it comes pretty close!) A lot of wisdom is found in focusing on the half full cup instead of on what is lacking. And really, when we start thinking about it, – we have SO MUCH to be thankful for!
I am VERY thankful for my home! For my husband (*Did I tell you he is home from the army?? He is! And I am one happy woman!). I am thankful for my children. For the fact that we get to live our lives in Jerusalem. I am thankful for a meaningful life building this home!