Here are this week's Questions! (If you've not gone through these, let me suggest that you do. There's a host of resources and thought provoking questions!)
Mary's V-log for this week: Tied to the Kitchen Sink
I love this chapter! It just strikes a cord deep in me because I see how our culture is so "busy" focused. We go, go, go and hardly think twice about the busyness we most find ourselves in. So our lives and our homes are chaotic!
A wise woman has habits that reflect her priorities. Priorities that include her home, her heart, her walk, and her relationships.
Mary doesn't say the problem with the "wild thing" is that she goes out too much, but that she goes out at the expense of what's really important!
"One's home is her inner private sanctum. It's the "place" - physically and spiritually - where the most important stuff happens...If a woman's surroundings are neglected, out of order, cluttered and chaotic, chances are her inner, private life shares the same fate." (pg 73)
A wise woman is attentive to her "home", so much that she's able to discern needs and issues before they get to a crisis point.
Mary points out, as only Mary can, how the wise woman of Proverbs 31 was busy, active, and involved, but her work wasn't about self-satisfaction. It was deliberate and intentional. She had self-control and put others needs above her own.
The reason the title of this chapter is "Habits" is because what you spend your time on, will revel your priorities!
So where's your focus? What are your habits? Are you keeping yourself too busy at the expense of what is really important?
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