Way back in September, lo these many months ago, I was re-reading Proverbs 31 and I noticed something I hadn't noticed previously. I'm not generally one for "New Year's Resolutions" (although if I were, I like what Cindy has to say in this post) or year-long themes, but I've been mulling for 3 months and now it is time to do.
Proverbs 31:13: She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
Other translations use such words that describe her working with "delight" and "eagerly" and "willingly." Getting started working tends to be my problem, I often enjoy the work when doing it and certainly enjoy the fruit of the work, but forcing myself to get going is not my strong suit. So for 2009, my intention is, every day, to work with willing hands. Starting slowly, baby steps, surely, but at first "willing" my hands to work and, Lord willing, soon delight in eagerly working.