FAR MORE THAN RUBIES
That is your worth as a a “virtuous and capable” wife. Your strength comes and capability comes from the Lord your God as you wake up everyday and choose to let the love of Jesus flow through you onto these precious containers on your blessing table, your husband and children.
The first exercise today was to “translate” verses 13-16 into ways you can help your husband in the year 2017.
13She finds wool and flax and busily spins it:
She sees her man needs some new clothes and goes to Kohl’s to buy them.
14She is like a merchant’s ship,
bringing her food from afar:
She goes to the grocery store and buys the food to prepare home cooked meals. She may drive 3o minutes away to get organic food from Harris Teeter or Trader Joes. Or she may go to Aldi and Walmart to get good deals and stretch her dollar.
15She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her householdand plan the day’s work for her servant girls:
She rises early to spend a few quiet moments with the Lord, writing out a to do list an asking Him to help her prioritize and get done what needs to be done. She doesn’t have servant girls, BUT she has a washer, dyer, dishwasher, indoor stove, and microwave to help her.
16She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard:
She puts great thought into how she spends her money and thinks about how she can invest not only her money, but her time and skills for earthly and eternal profit.
These are just a few thoughts about how “Provie 31” can be translated into a real woman in 2017:
To further engage with the passage, you were asked to ENVISION yourself as this virtuous woman, complete with all the gifts and talents you use to serve your family everyday.
And last, but not least, Your coloring illustration was Proverbs 31:12, in the Message.
I pray this day of studying the Proverbs 31 woman has encouraged you. Let’s stop striving and walk with Jesus to love and serve our families! Check back tomorrow for a very intense topic!!!
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New Year Bible Challenge
I’ll be honest, I get sidetracked in life, how about you, friend? A few years ago, I was tired of spinning on a hamster wheel, feeling like I was making no progress in areas of my life. I prayed and God told me that this was not the way He desired for me to live. He showed me through His word that I AM His daughter, and that there is a better way. A refocused, narrower way.
We can ask God to make our vision clearer for our lives, more effective to know Him better and see Him more clearly right where we are. To have more peace and fulfillment in our relationship with Him, our marriages, our mothering, and our homes. He will flood those areas of our lives with new clarity and breath and life and beauty when we ask Him and meditate on His Word towards those areas in our lives.
His Word brings beauty to the most mundane parts of our lives! By the end of January, if you join us, you will be folding laundry, or reading to your children, or having a conversation with a friend, realizing you are standing on Holy Ground with Jesus, doing exactly what He created you to do, communing with Him and doing good work for His glory, right where He has placed you!
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CHALLENGE: Monday through Friday, before looking at social media,
Engage in God’s Word using the study or reading plan and prayer.
Then, comment on this blog, the FB page, or Instagram and answer the question I pose. If you don’t have time to say much, just say, “I did it!” And we will cheer you on! Interact and be held accountable by myself and others to start this year out remembering WHO GOD IS, that YOU ARE HIS DAUGHTER, and the GOOD WORK HE HAS FOR YOU on the road ahead!
Praying for you!
2 thoughts on “You ARE the Proverbs 31 Woman”
Thank you for the reminder to focus my life on God and His work.
I love this modern application of the iconic Proverbs 31 woman! I see that I’m fairly on track with the verses in this blog post. I sew clothing and quilts, among other things. I do travel around to different stores to be as frugal as possible and get the best buys for the money. I do get up before hubby and make his coffee and sandwich for him to take to work and prepare my “action list” for the day/week ahead. I don’t have a lot of personal earnings yet to do much investing, but I do have an IRA and will deposit more into it when I can!