(Proverbs 31:14 KJV) She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
In this passage there are many references to the things that a good wife does to generate income. We could look at this as another reference to that but I want to look at it figuratively. A “merchant” (5503) is someone who travels and take risks in order to find items that will be of worth to others. That is literal but a woman would be limited on how much travel she could do. Picture the lady of the house as she travels through her day. If she is the woman God wants her to be she is constantly sensitive to that which will strengthen and nourish her family.
She does not immerse herself in headphones and social media. She watches, observes, processes and applies. In a word, thinks. She evaluates relationships around her. She senses what is unsaid because she it alert. Everything she sees goes into the priorities for the day, to the benefit of her family.
Like so many qualities this is one that should apply to every member of the traditional family and the family of God, the church.
So? Don’t zone out. Seek to understand your world. Use that knowledge to benefit you and yours and God’s. Allow the Holy Spirit to do His teaching even when you are doing common things. I think that is when He likes to speak the most.