When I was a little girl I attended Christian schools until the 7th grade. Usually during chapel we would sing "Seek ye first the kingdom of God...." It was such a reverent and quiet song, I loved it! The only problem was, I thought the song went "Ziggy first the kingdom of God...." I enjoyed the Ziggy comic strips, but couldn't for the life of me figure out why there was a song about him! I laugh every time I think about it, and wonder what kinds of things my own children misunderstand!
But lately the message of that verse has been coming home to me. I don't naturally seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Instead I fight to obtain all the things that I think should be added unto me. Then I wonder why I struggle so horrendously with my sin. So, if you're wondering why I don't post on here as often as I would like, it's because I'm trying to seek first the kingdom of God.
I haven't actually posted anything for sale yet, but I'm all set to go when I do. I wasn't too sure if I should or not, but after reading Proverbs 31 I realized that it was a good thing for a virtuous woman to do (providing she was still able to take care of her household and maidens!).
Proverbs 31:13- "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." V. 16- "She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vinyard." V. 18-19- "She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle." V. 24- "She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant." V. 31- "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates." V. 27- "She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."
I've been way too idle lately and I'm hoping this will be incentive to get up and get things done!
The cool thing about this is that it doesn't require alot of time or attention. I can do as much or as little as I want at any given time. Yea!