“First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.” Proverbs 31:15-19 MSG
A few months back, I was sitting at home working on a few things when the idea came to my mind to call my insurance broker. I wanted to talk about our rate and switching to get a lower premium. After speaking with her, she suggested the possibility of switching our homeowner’s insurance as well. I, typically, don’t like major changes, but we hadn’t looked at the homeowner’s since we bought the house 13 years ago. So, I agreed to get a quote. We ended up getting better coverage at a much lower premium, saving $700.
About a month ago, I attended a women’s conference in which one of the speakers talked about the “Proverbs 31 woman.” And, she said something that completely blew my mind. She said, “To the Proverbs 31 woman, her home is run like a business.” I had read this scripture so many times, and I had, honestly, never gotten this revelation before. The Proverbs 31 woman is a boss! And, everything she does in he home is run that way. Her home is her business.
The last verse in the scripture above says that the Proverbs 31 woman is crafty in the affairs of her home and diligent in making it. Something as simple as calling a utility company to save monthly, cutting coupons to grocery shop, prepping dinner meals for the family in advance, or getting up early to prepare for the day’s affairs make her wise. The Bible says a wise woman builds up her house, and a foolish one tears it down with her own hands (Proverbs 14:1). So, my friend, treat your home like a business and take on your home affairs with wisdom like a boss.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your Word is a light to my path and a lamp to my feet. Thank You, Lord, for always guiding me in every area of my life. Holy Spirit, give me wisdom with my home and direct my steps as I work diligently towards building it up. Thank You for keeping me from wasting the resources in my house, and giving me witty and creative ways to use those resources to bless my home and others. Lord, thank You that because I am diligent, my soul is rich according to Proverbs 13:4. In everything my home prospers. And, I will be so careful to give You all the glory, honor, and praise in Jesus’ name.
Weekly Wisdom Challenge: A wise woman builds her home and treats her home like a business. The decisions she makes are always to benefit her home affairs and prosper. This week, take an assessment of your home and the way everything in it runs. Whether it’s utility bills, grocery days, laundry routines, planning for dinner in advance; look for opportunities to apply wisdom and diligence. Be honest, what in your home can be managed better? What do you need to change in your home? Remember God honors order. Make a change to improve your home because it is your business! Let me know how it goes!