If I were to appraise the health of the vineyard based on the appearance of the vines today. . . it would be worthless. Doesn’t look like much to me. But. . . I’ve read a thing or two about vineyards, and I remember seeing this same vine in a different season.
You must be proactive in protecting your vineyard, the vineyard which represents all the benefits of your marriage, all the things that should be held sacred and intimate between you and your husband. Gifts such as respect, honor, trust, regard, tenderness, love, affection, admiration and purity. For true intimacy (emotional, physical, relational, mental, spiritual, financial) is the basis for all success and failure in marriage. . . it is a key that unlocks the mystery of ‘two becoming one’.
You, O lovely woman, have a great capacity to refresh your husband with your love, your lush and fulfilling embrace, your tender response to the affection and adoration and attraction of your husband to you. . . and your vineyard.
It is important to understand that the value came in her ability to choose, her confidence in her choice, and her willingness to take pride and authority in her selection. You can do that, too! Sometimes you just have to decide. Make a decision, Trust your judgment. You have good taste. . . at something! Find out what area you can assess with discrimination, and get tasting!
No matter what season of life you are in, I challenge you to consider the wisdom of the Proverbs 31 Woman, and modify your thinking about career and income, to consider investments and portfolio diversification! It’s not a new concept. . . our mentor showed us how to do it thousands of years ago! And at some season, you will be ready to take the profits from your cash crop and plant a vineyard!