New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
Her Character as a Wife
10An excellent wife, who can find?For her worth is far above jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,And he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
Her Devotion as a Homemaker
13She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
14She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
goes extra mile to get choicest goods
15She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
enterprising, prudent with money
17She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.
18She senses that her gain is good;Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,And her hands grasp the spindle.
Her Generosity as a Neighbor
20She extends her hand to the poor,And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
Her Devotion as a Homemaker
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household,For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates,When he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them,And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
Her Influence as a Teacher
25Strength and dignity are her clothing,And she smiles at the future.
26She opens her mouth in wisdom,And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Her Effectiveness as a Mother
27She looks well to the ways of her household,And does not eat the bread of idleness.
manages her home
28Her children rise up and bless her;Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Her Excellence as a Person
29″Many daughters have done nobly,But you excel them all.”
30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her the product of her hands,And let her works praise her in the gates.
~ Proverbs 31:10-31
Initially, this is a pretty intimidating list. It is also very uplifting for me. It tells me exactly what God finds attractive. I think of it as a “leg up.” I actually do know a couple of “Proverbs 31 women.” They are not intimidating in the least. They are sweet, humble, and inspirational…to name just a few qualities. I am going to do a Bible study on the attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman after our devotional. Get ready!
Today’s Prayer: Lord help me to become the Proverbs 31 woman. Help me to focus on being beautiful to you and your standards and not the worlds ideals. Help me to see myself the same way you see me. Not the critical way I see myself. Amen.