Just Saturday, the weather was near 80 Fahrenheit and my family was wearing summer clothing. However, Monday morning, Autumn arrived. Windy, rainy, and 40-ish degrees in South Texas–what a shocker! Long sleeve, long leg clothes and stroller blankets for my kiddos, check. Fresh office wear for my husband, check. North Face coats all around, check. Winter nursing clothes in my current size, #MamaFail!
A Proverbs 31 woman is supposed to be prepared for the season’s change, but this time, I dropped the ball–on me.
She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
– Proverbs 31:21-22
Have you ever prepared stylish outfits for everyone in your household but you? Or brushed everyone’s teeth, but yours? The struggle is real–especially for mamas with highly-dependent children.
However, “all in her household” includes us. We are in the household and we need to remember to take care of ourselves. Notice how “her [own] clothing is fine linen and purple.” She has not only remembered to throw on some seasonally-appropriate clothing, but she has also done so thoughtfully.
Now this is not a call to elaborate dress, because that would be contradict 1 Peter 3:3. However, we are not only to be clad with internal beauty and unkept exteriors. Our external beauty brings glory to the God who crafted us as well (Psalm 139:13-14). So ladies, let’s get properly dressed for our lines of work this Autumn and dress like women with intention–just as the Bible instructs us!
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