“Who can find a capable wife? She is far more precious than jewels,” Proverbs 31:10.
It’s 6:00a.m. and with the turn of a dial on our adorable vintage oven, I set the temperature to 450. It’s something I do almost every morning because Rip enjoys homemade biscuits for breakfast. They aren’t anything made from what we’d call “scratch”, but with a Kroger baking mix and milk. With a little kneading of the dough and cutting out circles using a mason jar, the biscuits go in the oven for about 8 minutes. Then to our table with either molasses or jam.
But placing the basket of bisquits onto the table isn’t what means so much to Rip. Oh, he may Oooo and Aahh all the way through, but it’s “being capable” to make him a biscuit that means the world to him. Some of my friends ask, with the tone of ‘are you serious’, “You do that almost every morning?” And all I can think to say is, “It’s just a biscuit.” It takes just as much time for me to prepare grits, oatmeal, or a bowl of cut up fruit and yogurt as it does a biscuit, but the whisper of love is in the “capability” in doing it.
You see, the Proverbs 31 lady is first described as being capable. It’s what makes her far more precious than jewels. Being a Proverbs 31 wife means, if we don’t know how to do something, we learn how. If we do know how to do something, we do it, and we do it motivated by love. Being the woman your man needs starts there. Doing what you are capable of doing with a happy heart. With the attitude of gratitude, and because you “get to.” I would definitely grieve the day if I couldn’t wake up and make my man his biscuits.
Now, I’m at a stage in my life when making morning biscuits is rather doable. But if I were a wife and mother to young children, (as I once was), I wouldn’t put an unrealistic breakfast ambition on myself. However, what a young mom can do is what she is capable of doing, and doing it with excellence. That simply means with her whole heart.
Practical Tip: Ask your husband what he’d like for breakfast in the mornings? Are you capable? Are you willing? Your man starting off the day with a nourished soul and a full belly is one way to whisper…”I love you.”
*This Inspiration is the first in the, “Being the Woman Your Man Needs” and “A Home that Whispers I love you” by Inspirer Lisa Rippy