Saturday, December 17, 2011

grab a coffee and study with me

i know its saturday, and i'm supposed to post on fridays, but i had already posted something yesterday before leann and i decided to do our p31 project for the day. it's entirely my fault. so, here's my post!


P31:22:  "she makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple"
P31:23:  "her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land."

good! another verse about homemaking! i like this. and funny story, i'll maybe be buying a new "covering for my bed" in the near future. because, you know, there's this white blanket i like at bed bath and beyond, and we just got a 20% off coupon... but i digress.

i think leann put it best: clothed in fine linen and purple isn't as much buying expensive, brand-name clothes, as it's taking care of what you have and presenting yourself in a manner that shows you care how you look. because, like she said, i feel a lot better about myself when i wear something decent than i do when i wear jeans and a baggy sweatshirt.

as for the husband part? well it just goes to show that all of this stuff that the p31 woman is called to do-- upkeep on her house, provide good foods, etc-- it's not for her. it's for everyone around her. by having this sort of presence, it will make her family well-respected also.

so quick sidenote here. this isn't about how you take care of your house. it's not about the clothes you wear. it's not about how respected your husband is. it's about your outward love for jesus. if you love jesus enough on the inside that it exudes from you, you're displaying traits of the p31 woman. that's our goal here.

2 comments:

  1. Do you think it's about being thankful/grateful for the family you do those things for too? I had a friend once, who thanked God for her husband every time she pressed his shirt. She hated ironing, but turned it into a labor of Love. :)

    You present yourself in a way that wouldn't turn someone off, thus allowing them to come closer to see what/Who's inside you. You make your home welcoming for the same reason. To feel less stressed, and allowing others to feel comfortable there. You do the best you can with what you have.

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  2. Love your last paragraph! Right on, sister. If you're beautiful on the inside, it shows on the outside.

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