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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Filling The Shoes Of A Virtuous Woman

 All lined up, heavy laden on a bowing shelf.........

Jars of sunshine yellow, crimson red, and deep purple. I prepare the food, fill the jars and line the shelves. Fall's harvest, Winter's storage. I actually enjoy preserving..........To see all of my hard work decorating the shelves.

 I willing work with my hands to bring food from afar. Oh how I strive to be like that of the woman in proverbs 31.......Where strength and honor shall be my clothing; and I shall rejoice in time to come. Long is the road I must travel. SO many steps I must take in order to preserve the fruits of the spirit.

 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  Most likely I may never fill her shoes, this woman of virtue, but I am trying my best to fill the shoes that my Father has for me.

And it's in the preserving and the storing that I am reminded how this putting up of fall's harvest takes time, takes PATIENCE.........With each jar that I fill I am reminded of the LOVE I have for my family......... with each jar I am reminded to be GENTLE and show SELF-CONTROL.......And it's with JOY that I work with my hands, because He is my FAITHFUL, LOVING Father..........And I will serve it with KINDNESS, and they will taste of it's GOODNESS. And all of these things will bring PEACE to those who par-take of it.



  1. What a precious reminder of the fruits of the spirit. The fruit of your labor - is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing! Hope your day has been restful.
    IN HIM,

  2. I loved this post. You are doing such a good job and such a humble spirit. The Lord is pleased and may you continue to strive to be His.

    Blessings in Him<><

  3. hi
    wow.....so many good things in your cupboard.
    it looks lovely.great job!!
    have a nice weekend,
    blessings regina