Welcome to another week of Mummy Meditations!
I hope you have been encouraged by the comments and thoughts shared in the Facebook Group. This week we have been meditating on the following verse:
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all””Proverbs 31:28-29
This verse was written about a fictional Queen who would be a match for King Solomon. I’m pretty sure none of us are queen’s in here, so this verse is not about pressure to “surpass” all other women, but to figure out how we can be the best for our own children and our own husband in whatever situations we find ourselves in.
Setting the scene each morning
So this summary post might be a bit different to others. Mainly because the word ARISE has been the one standing out to me this week. I mentioned it in the middle of the week in our Facebook Community, but today is a prime example of how our mornings can affect the rest of the day. With one little negative comment, I put my husband in a bad mood when he got out of bed. He went into the boys in a bad mood, and hence they messed around and got punished. This put them in a bad mood, and the sequence continues. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you ever wakeup and dread what the day is going to hold, so you are already in a foul mood when it comes to getting the kids dressed and out the house for school?
Those first few moments in a morning set the tone of the day. Yes, other things can happen and things can change, but the first few moments are very powerful. That’s why so many people advocate for getting up early to spend time with God. But if we can’t do that, then this verse has been challenging me on how I speak about those around me first thing.
The kids and husband in this verse get up and immediately call their mum/wife blessed and praise her. Wow, what that must feel like!! To have the first words said to you be ones of love, and adoration, rather than “IS IT BREAKFAST TIME!!!”. But you know what –if that is what we want, then we have to start that. We have to wake up every day and bless our kids and our husband and speak out praise over them. We can set the culture in our home and we can set the mood of the day, so lets make it one of praise and love. If we start doing that, then quickly it will filter into everything else.
So what are the first words out of your mouth on a morning? Is it “I love you” to your husband? Is it “hello handsome!” to your boys or “hello beautiful!” to your girls? The morning holds such promise for the day ahead so lets use it for build up our family, rather than spending it screaming at each other.
Don’t forget to share what God has revealed to you through this verse, as it may be something completely different! Next week is our penultimate week in this series, so do join me and hundreds of other mummy meditators in pondering on this verse:
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;Proverbs 31:30
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.