Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mind Your Own Business!

As I was giving our grass the first cutting of the season, I began to chuckle to myself. I had already worked out for almost an hour and worked up quite a sweat and here I was again, sweating and huffing, as I power cut the yard. I imagined the lovely vision that I embodied and I remembered a quote from a neighbour child to my mother when we were growing up. My mom had been cutting the grass one day and was interrupted by this child who said in a rather haughty voice, "My mother says real ladies don't cut grass." LOL!!!

It was rather obvious that my grass-cutting mother had been a recent topic of conversation in their home and I must say my mother trained me well, for I can often be found out there cutting my own lawn...and loving it!! I started contemplating what real ladies do and I was reminded that real ladies, unlike our nosey neighbour, actually mind their own business. Don't believe me? Read this...

1 Thes. 4:10-12 (NASB-U)
But we urge you, brethren (sisters ;O) ), to excel still more, [11] and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, [12] so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

I have often told my kids as we were working at home, either outside cutting grass and gardening or in the kitchen cooking and canning, that this is why the Lord told us to be busy at home and mind our own business. If we are doing what He says, then we will not have time to involve ourselves in foolish conversations, gossip and other such idle forms of communicating.

Prov. 31 puts it like this...

Proverbs 31:27 (MsgB)
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.

So here's to all us grass-cutting, dirt-digging, family-loving women...we're real ladies because we love Jesus and we're about His business as we seek to mind our own!

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