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Sunday, January 29, 2012

All I want...

Have you ever thought about how you are perceived? Have you ever considered how other people view you or what they think or say when you leave their prescence? I have. Extensively. I am constantly learning and growing and by all means, trying to gain a closer more meaningful relationship with the one who matters most...Jesus. I am taking part in a 21 day bible study on influential women in the bible currently, and I am amazed at the faith, humility, strength, and graciousness some of these women show. It makes me want to be a better woman. I want to model my life after THE proverbs 31 women. Have you heard??? Incase not, this is what I want to be perceived as....

The Wife of Noble Character
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
6 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31: 9b-31

I mean, WOW! I have a long way to go, but with the help of the Lord, I think it's possible. I hope that each person I meet feels blessed by the words coming from my mouth and the work that I do for them is good and beneficial. I hope that when GAB grows up and looks for his wife, he thinks he needs someone who is as generous in all things as his mother. I want to give as much as I can in as many realms as I possibly can. We are called to draw people to Him and I want to by acts of service!


Amy said...

I was just studying this over the weekend and feeling the same way! so Glad I found your blog!!

Sarah said...

I was just thinking about this....how I see myself is one thing, but how do OTHER people see me...great post!

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Mrs. Poland said...

Hi -

I have tagged you. You can view this post at http://thinkwonderteach.blogspot.com/2012/01/tag.html

Amber said...

I think we were separated at birth for these reasons:
1. I LOVE that verse - it's my fave!
2. We love the same tunes and I dig all your new ones
3. We love babies
4. We like food and TV ;)

Inspired this morning. I think wayyyyy too much about what others think about me, and how they perceive me. It just makes me bitter and close to acting like someone I'm not. I have to pray to let it go!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is an extremely powerful proverb. It made me think that if all women followed the standards of this proverb the world would be a completely different place. Not only if the women followed it but also the men. How sad is it that a women, like this women in Proverbs 31, is considered practically worthless and sheltered in our society? It's wrong and disappointing that are culture ruins the image of women.
I thoroughly enjoyed this post, definitely got me thinking!

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God's blessings on your endeavors! May you ever walk in His ways.

These verses from Proverbs 31 as well as those found in Titus 2 form the basis of my own blog. Please visit when you get a chance:


Remember that Proverbs 31 are words of a mother to her son--for the type of wife he should marry...and a realization that these passages reflect a life-long list of achievements. We are all at different seasons!

Hugs from Deb in West Virginia <><