Proverbs 31:15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls.
uggg...do we really have to go here! Please can we not sleep in? What about those of us that are not morning people? Are you still thinking about the nagging, complaining, crabby wife? Yeah, me too - because I got up too early!
...sigh... are you also thinking that I need to spend some extra time on this lesson? yeah me too...sigh...
It is actually a very simply lesson really- it is in 3D - diligence, discipline, determination. hmmm perhaps I should look up the definitions of the 3D's...
Diligence: constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
Discipline: punishment inflicted by way of correction and training
- well maybe that's not the right definition.
- How about this instead: activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training
- although I may need some sort of punishment inflicted to get my butt out of bed earlier in the morning!
Determination - the act of coming to a decision or a fixed purpose or intention
The end of today's lesson hit pretty hard, I'll quote it:
"Just pursue the excellent pattern of the godly woman of Proverbs 31. She heartily sought and developed the disciplines in the...
- practice of early rising
- provision of daily food, and
- planning of the day's work
Who knows what we could accomplish for God, give to others, and realize for ourselves if only we would follow in this godly women's disciplined footsteps!"