Breakfast Burrito

International Women’s Day & a Breakfast Burrito

Proverbs 31:10-31 (nlt)

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes. She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Read

Today is International Women’s Day, and we have a lot to celebrate. But, being a woman in today’s time can be confusing. Being a Christian woman; it’s certainly a lot to navigate. The media is filled with pictures and examples of what we’re told that strong women should look like. Independent, successful, “bossy”, and sometimes even cruel. On the flip side, there’s a lot of not-so-flattering examples of the “Biblical woman” and what’s expected of her; submissive, passive, less-than, and unequal.

I can tell you that as a Christian woman, I’ve struggled with my place and my role more times than I can count. We’re taught to believe that women must commit to one side of the fence or the other – we either chew men up and spit them out, or we quietly wait at home with our husband’s favorite meal on the table. But God tells us that we can be both. Proverbs 31:10-31 is our permission to be both.

In the process of writing today’s devotional, I’ve read and re-read these verses dozens of times. I’ve read them in many translations. I’ve looked up some of the Hebrew terms that were used in the original translation. Every version of this scripture is refreshing, inspiring, and freeing.

There are so many false ideas floating around about a woman’s role in the eyes of God, and these 22 verses disassemble them all. Here, we see a woman who adds value to her husband and makes a positive impact in his life. She takes care of her family, because she wants to. She makes smart, profitable, independent choices about finances and business. She creates. She works hard. She gives. She has priorities. She takes care of those with less, but doesn’t apologize for taking care of herself. She operates from a place of love, not anger or bitterness. She’s appreciated. She’s an equal part of her household, and she doesn’t mind sharing in the success and the challenges.

Each word in this passage represents who we all long to be, in some capacity. Your story may look different than the Proverbs 31 woman, but if you look closely, you’ll probably see that deep inside all of us, there’s a desire to be like her.

Just like this woman, we were created with purpose and plans. We were never meant to be silenced or taken captive. And we also weren’t designed to become hardened and trample over everyone around us to prove our value. Our worth has already been determined and our lives have already been bought; and God paid the same invaluable price for you and me as He did for our husbands and fathers – the precious blood of Jesus. And that’s what really determines equality.

Write

Go back through today’s scripture (Proverbs 31:10-31) and underline or highlight any phrases that stand out to you. Look at the phrases you’ve highlighted, and spend some time journaling about why you think those might be important to you. What do you think God wants you to reflect on or learn from this scripture?

Pray

For all women to recognize and understand how deeply loved, valued, and appreciated they are.

Breakfast Burrito

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 tortilla or wrap
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 strip of bacon or sausage link
  • 1 tablespoon diced onion
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • salsa (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet and turn to medium heat
  2. Cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes
  3. Scramble eggs with spinach, salt, and pepper
  4. Add egg mixture to skillet and cook
  5. In a separate skillet, cook bacon or sausage according to package
  6. Fill the tortilla with eggs and bacon/sausage
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and roll into a burrito
  8. Warm burrito for 2 minutes in the oven (325 degrees) or on a panini press
  9. Serve with a side of salsa and avocado if desired
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I used the sprouted grain tortilla from the Ezekiel brand – these are typically found in the freezer section of most grocery stores – but any wrap or tortilla will work for this burrito!

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