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She Watches Over The Ways of Her Household

Proverbs 31 is a famous proverb a lot of people refer to when it comes to the definition of a Godly woman, a Godly wife, and a Godly mother. Lemuel's mother instilled in him the traits of a woman worth having, worth marrying, and worth having children with. She told her son, "Do not give your strength to women" and she went on to tell him to not seek after things this world can offer. 

Some of you may have not read my previous blogs, but I have a son from a previous situation. He will be 8 years old July 1st. I remember like yesterday how my story began with Kaleb. God has since blessed us with a wonderful man and the journey continues for his 1st child and my 2nd, 3rd, and however many God desires is in delay status.

But as I read this chapter with fresh eyes, after dealing with a heartbreak from my son...I mean I felt like all of my efforts as a mother was worthless. I had to call my mom to ask her if we ever made her feel less than a mother and she told me "No". But what I had to see was that part of my son's bloodline weighs heavily within manipulation. When stepping into a blended home you have to always be aware of satan's attempt to cause division. You have to pray constantly...there is no room for slacking. Proverbs 31:27 says "She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness"...another version says that "She keeps an eye on everyone in her household...". This portion of scripture struck me deep because all day long, I felt defeated. I was down most of the day because I kept wondering if the job I was doing raising him was that bad. I don't get many spontaneous "I love you's" or too many sweet gestures. After all that I went through with him, things he may never know of...But God!

How sweet our Savior is. The sweet prompting of the Holy Spirit whispered, "read Proverbs 31". I have read this chunk of scripture over and over...but never did my eyes totally realize that King Lemuel's mother was the reason for this Proverb. In my NLT version it says that [these words] were the utterance which his mother taught him. God gave me peace just that quick. Maybe she did not see the fruit of her labor right away, maybe it took him being a grown man to see the values his mother taught him. I was dragging through my entire day...MY ENTIRE DAY! I didn't have strength to do much. {Prov. 10:1 says that a wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother} I literally grieved all day.

My husband suggested I go do my nails and get a pedicure and just have some "me time"...I pondered the entire time, "God what do I do?"..."How do I handle this?" 

Proverbs 31

She taught her king of a son three valuable things: Who a woman of God is, Who a wife is, and Who a mother is. Who a mother is...This is the part that sunk in for me today. She watches over the ways of her household, her children rise up and call her blessed...whether Kaleb see it now or later, he will look back at his mother and realize I taught him. I showed him by example. I prayed for him. King Lemuel mother also taught him what type of man he was to strive to be: Be kind to others, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, don't be a drunkard, judge righteously Kaleb...

God also showed me on this day, that this is how He feels towards us. When we sin, we grieve Him deeply.

But He chooses each day [mercies renewed] to love us and show us grace and mercy. We have to do the same for our loved ones and each person we come into contact with. I can only pray that our babies to come will be just as blessed to be taught by a mother who seeks Gods best for each situation.

Be Encouraged!


She watches over the ways of her household
— Proverbs 31:27 NLT

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