Yes, we finally got some real winter weather..as opposed to just cold! And we are expecting even more. I know the kiddies are all enjoying a snow day – my 18 year old kiddo, however, was not impressed that they still expect you at work!! Before I get into my post, let me just ask you…are those some of the sassiest winter boots you’ve ever seen??? For a conservative someone like myself, they are pretty fun! And I get to “play” when I wear them!
With the weather as it is, while I was doing my devotions, I decided to look up all the verses that contain the word SNOW (you see the connection, right? I’m telling you, my mind does not think deep!) I was surprised at actually how many there are but the one that struck me today was Proverbs 31:21 “She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.”
When the weather changed and the storms came, the Proverbs 31 woman had no need to be afraid. She was not worried. Why? I think one good reason for this can be found a little further down in the chapter in verse 27..”she looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”The Proverbs 31 woman had been busy and making good use of her time. She had made warm clothes for her household – perhaps making even the cloth itself. No doubt, she had food stored and ready to prepare even if the snows kept her from getting out. And I’m sure whatever she used for warmth, she had plenty of supply stockpiled to keep her home warm and safe for her family.What a blessing that I do not have to sew all of my family’s clothing by hand or grow all of our food! But there is much to be done. I LOVE being a stay-at-home mom; however, I find myself at a very interesting time in my life. I am on the very edge of becoming an “empty-nester” which means, among many things, I will be a stay-at-home – minus the kids! (Not by choice, of course, as my sweet Tyler would only be 16 now…but let me stay focused!) This means much more of my time is “my own”! This should be a very interesting change for me and I am excited to see what God has in store….however, I am still accountable for the way I use my time. God gives me so many hours each day – each week – and I need to be a wise steward of those hours. I want Him to help me prioritize my to-do lists, and to guide my decisions on how to spend my time each day. And when the unexpected “snow storms of life” come along, I will be prepared and have no need to fret or be afraid. Maybe I will even enjoy winter a little bit more (just a little bit).