“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.” Proverbs 31:15
This “wife of noble character” has always fascinated me. How did she become so wise and get so much done? Were her children never young? How much help did she have? For too long I think I was only focused on her work, and felt like I would always come up short to this impossible standard. Then one day this part stood out to me. What if the food she provided for her family was also the Word of God? Since she could not serve what she did not have, what if she fed herself first God’s word and then fed her family His Word too? Truth and breakfast make a great start to the day. From there, she would be able to feed anyone else she came in contact with throughout the day. She would have a word of encouragement, patience, joy, love, peace, strength, purpose, confidence, discernment, wisdom and was genuinely kind. Her eyes would have a light in them that would not dim, maybe even drawing strangers in. Fear of the unknown would give way to laughter, for she knows where her help comes from. And the most beautiful reward on earth would be having her husband and children consider her a blessing to be praised. All because of how she began her day.