Today’s Post is from Courtney
The Proverbs 31 woman was a domestic artist. Proverbs 31:22 says “she makes coverings for her bed.” Did you catch that – she MAKES her coverings.
Well, I’ll be honest – I buy my “coverings” at Target! But I am working my way through a book titled “Polished Cornerstones – Projects for Daughters on the Path to Womanhood”. (Note from Angela: Keep an eye out later today for a giveaway from Polished Cornerstones!) I want to train my daughter to love homemaking. So, yesterday at breakfast we read some of Proverbs 31 and then proceeded to do our morning chores. My daughter makes her own bed everyday but I wanted her to learn to make her bed to the glory of God. To develop her heart towards wanting to make it beautiful – to let making her bed become a work of art.
Sure, it’s not perfect, nor the way I would do it…but she’s a domestic artist in training! And it’s my job to teach her and show her the significance of making her bed.
The Proverbs 31 woman would have spent countless hours making her coverings. It is innate within humans to be drawn toward beauty and so rather than rushing through this rather meaningless task – I challenged her to take her time and make it beautiful to the glory of God!
Genesis 1:27 says man was made in God’s image. Our God has created majestic mountains, beautiful sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets and from the flowers, to the stars, to the birds and butterflies – all of creation declares God’s artistic nature.
If you have a daughter, encourage her to express herself – to make it a work of art. Teach her to find joy in making her bed. Praise her efforts and diligence. And as mothers, remember to be a role model like the Proverbs 31 woman and make your bed to the glory of God!
Courtney blogs over at Women Living Well. She has been married to her high school sweet heart for 13 years, home schools her son and daughter and is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. Her passion to see “Women Living Well” landed her on the Rachael Ray Show in November, 2009. Since then, she blogs regularly about faith, marriage, parenting, and homemaking. In 2010, she started a second website called GoodMorningGirls. There she encourages women to dig into their Bibles daily through tech accountability groups called “Good Morning Girls.”