Some of us may have seen the words of Proverbs 31 more times that we can count - other may never have read it. Let's just say this chapter describes one busy busy woman: "She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night."
Don't you love this? I think sometimes we see push back from some corners of the faith based community about working women, but this "ideal" woman described by the Bible is working full time. SHE provides food for her family. SHE buys a field. SHE plants the vineyard. SHE makes sure her trading is profitable. Is this a crazy busy business woman or what?
There are over 500 references to work in the Bible - that is a book that tackles work. The one thing we learn from all corners of the Bible though is that you must work hard. Be diligent. Don't give up. Stay faithful.
But those of you overwhelmed by all of this work and life spinning around you, I have encouraging words of action for you. Rest. God also commands us to rest. Maybe we're so frantic because we haven't taken a moment off in three years.
So today, work hard when you work, take some time to rest, and give Him the glory.
Give Him The Glory: Colossians 3 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.; I Corinthians 10 - Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.