14 WAYS A WISE WOMAN BUILDS HER HOUSE—Part 2

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Photo Credit: theinspiredcafe.com

In my last post, I challenged my readers to consider knowing their worth. Consider that the woman God made you to be is instrumental in how a wise woman builds her home.  Not knowing your worth is like being a woman who plucks her house down with her own hands. Why?  Because you cannot teach what you do not know.  If you don’t know (or struggle with knowing) your worth, the foundation you’re building a house on will not stand.  It’s like building a house on sand. It cannot stand.  (See Matt 7:26,27)

In this post, we will take a look at the second way a wise woman can build her home, a way she builds her area of influence.  Her domain, if you will.  Her area of stewardship.  She has been given her house to steward over it, after all.

House of Prayer—A wise woman builds her house through prayer.  A wise woman realizes that prayer confirms her utter dependence on God.  It’s the first words from her lips every morning.  It’s the first burden on her heart.  It’s the outward sign of a dependent and grateful heart.  A wise woman prays for her house.  She desires to know what God wants for her family and she trusts that God will direct her steps in influencing that.  She is in a constant state of prayer all day because that’s where her help comes from.  Consider the heart behind this traditional hymn penned by a homemaker:

I Need Thee Every Hour

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now my Savior,

I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, stay close Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior,

I come to Thee

“I need Thee ev’ry hour, most gracious Lord.” Author Annie Hawks was busy about her household chores one day when she started thinking about how much she depended on the Lord to help her through the day. Inspired, she took pencil and paper and began to write. The words came quickly and easily. She never imagined that her hasty verse would mean anything to anyone.  But yet it did.  It captures the burden and privilege of building a house.  We cannot do it without Him.  We need Him ev’ry hour.  We need His blessing, His direction.

Dear one, do you commit your day to the LORD when you open your eyes?  Do you say, “Good Morning, LORD” or “Good LORD it’s morning”?  The heart that depends on Him looks for His guidance and wisdom throughout the day and cries out to Him first thing in the morning. Psalm 63:1  She asks Him to prioritize her day.  She asks for the ability to be flexible. To look for ‘God moments’.  To recognize divine interruptions when they come.  And they will come.  She welcomes them as from the hand and heart of God.  Her heart praises Him with her last breath at night because He is faithful.  The wise woman builds her house on prayer.  The foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Which one are you?

+First Look:

>Read Philippians 4:6-7.

+Through The Looking Glass:

>What kinds of things do you ask God for concerning building your house?

>Are your prayers wise?

 

 

 

 

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A woman after God's own heart who challenges others to be the same through Biblical encouragement and challenges.
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2 Responses to 14 WAYS A WISE WOMAN BUILDS HER HOUSE—Part 2

  1. I love these words. It’s so much more than making a house pretty; it’s about an eternal impact, which has so much more value. Thank you!

  2. Pingback: 14 WAYS A WISE WOMAN BUILDS HER HOUSE–Part 4 | The Looking Glass

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