[Christian Fellowship]1998-06-20 - Sleepyhead? She Ain't!

The Virtuous Woman Series, Part 6

Proverbs 31:15 - "She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household and a portion to her maidens."

::YAWN:: I am not a morning person! Just thinking about waking up early makes me sleepy. Of course, it might help if I went to bed earlier at night, but I still can't promise my best face forward.

But this woman! She gets out of bed early to feed her family! And it's not cereal and milk, she is cooking food for them. And not just her family, she makes sure that her hired help is fed, too.


Because in the scheme of things, from first to last, she has her priorities straight. God, family, others, self.

In getting out of bed before dawn, she is putting her own comfort last, her family comes first.

Maybe the rich smell of coffee brewing unglues her eyeballs.

Maybe humming I Love You Lord starts her voice box.

But, one thing is for sure, the aroma of food cooking is what brings her family pattering to the table to face the day. She knows that their physical strength comes from the foods that she prepares for them, and their Spiritual Strength comes from God above.

Good Morning.

"Dear Lord, you said in Proverbs that the man who turns over in his bed will suffer lack. Father, I admit to being lazy sometimes. Lord, there are so many times when I just do not want to get up. There are times when I do, but rarely to cook breakfast. Father, I confess that I have put my needs and wants first. Please forgive me, Lord, help me to remember that You asked us to esteem others better than ourselves. Father, help me to remember that bacon, eggs and grits are better than Crunchy-Sugar-Ohs. Help me to be a good Mom, help me to raise my kids to be Godly and God-like. Thank You that You are quick with Your Mercy, and quick to help us learn. I love You, Lord." Amen