Today's Devotional Thought
May 06, 2011 by Wendy Foreman
She opens her mouth in wisdom…teaching of kindness is on her tongue...she looks well to the ways of her household. These are all qualities that I know many of us desire to possess as wives and mothers. We want to have wisdom when it comes to the decisions that we make on a daily basis. These decisions could range from raising our children, to handling the money of our home, to how we treat our friends and family. But, in all of them, we desire wisdom. In addition to wisdom, we also strive to show kindness to those we encounter in our daily life. Whether we know it or not, our children and those around us watch us. Our children learn from us and they learn how to interact with people, how to make decisions and how to love God. We, as moms, are responsible for teaching and nurturing our children.
And does not eat the bread of idleness... Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t seem to be idle or have too much time on my hands very often. I am usually very busy, however there are occasional days when I have time to spare. And, this would be considered idle time; time when you have nothing else to do. As we seen in another verse in the Bible, idle hands can get you in trouble. So, when I have down time, you will most likely see me reading or studying. I am convinced that if we let our hands be idle they will always find something to do and it may not be good or productive.
When you read these verses in Proverbs 31, do you shake your head because you think that there is no way that you can demonstrate these qualities? I would answer that with a resounding YES!! In fact, there is no way that any of us can obtain these qualities on our own. We can, however, obtain these qualities when we pray and trust God to help us obtain them. I desire greatly for my children to rise up and call me blessed and for my husband to praise me. I want to be a godly example to them.
Mother’s Day is in 2 days; we will be sending gifts and cards and making phone calls to our mothers, grandmothers, and special friends who have been godly examples to us of what a true Mother is. I am so very grateful for the Mother that God has blessed me with. She is a woman of great faith and has been my rock throughout my life. She has always pointed me to Jesus. She taught me the importance of prayer and of trusting God through every situation and understanding that He truly does have everything under control.
Call your mom this weekend and thank her for all that she has done for you and how she has impacted your life. If your mom has gone on, then take time this weekend to remember her and honor her.
I pray that you all have a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day!