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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Finding Joy in Serving Our Families

Today we are reading Proverbs 31:19-22 with the Good Morning Girls. I'm learning so much from the Proverbs 31 woman. This woman teaches us the importance of finding joy in serving our families.

Proverbs Summer Bible Study with Good Morning Girls

19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
    and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
    and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
    for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
    her clothing is fine linen and purple.
~Proverbs 31:19-22

The Proverbs 31 woman spins her own thread which she uses to sew her family's clothes. Can you imagine the time this process took? Check out this YouTube video I found that demonstrates spinning thread.

She not only finds joy in serving her family, but she also opens her hand to the poor and reaches out to the needy.

The Proverbs 31 woman is not afraid of the winter months because she has prepared ahead and made warm clothes for her family.

She has made her own bed coverings and beautiful clothing for herself.

I don't know about you, but I've not always found joy in serving my family. It wasn't until I began to study the tireless efforts of the Proverbs 31 woman for the first time 3 years ago that God showed me that I can truly find joy in the everyday tasks I do inside my home for my family.

I find joy by having the right heart attitude and by having a spirit of thankfulness for my family.

Thankfulness for the dirty clothes that my children had fun playing in that need to be washed.

Thankfulness for the 2 loads of dirty dishes that I ran in my dishwasher today that remind me how God has provided food for my family because He has blessed my husband with employment.

When I take the time to stop in the midst of everything I have to do day in and day out and be thankful...that's when I can find joy in serving my family.

Finding joy in serving our families begins within our hearts. How will you find joy in serving your family today?

Walking in His Grace, 

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  1. yes. I am following along with that bible study also.

    1. So glad to hear you are following the same study "aspiritofsimplicity"! I love Good Morning Girls and am so thankful for Courtney!

  2. Thankfulness really is so tied in joy! Thanks for sharing your insight on that.

    1. That's a spiritual truth that has helped me so much Cat. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.