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Proverbs 31

You are probably thinking: Oh no!! Not that passage again!!

I have been thinking about this passage for awhile. I have been really feeling the lack of these virtues in my own life. This passage can/needs to  speak into our lives today. It was not only for back then. It is not an impossibility to live up to this passage. I am convinced, although I feel like it is at times. I also feel like I fall so far short of what God wants for me in this area of being a wife and mother. He is asking me to be a Proverbs 31 lady. He never asks the impossible.

So where do I go from here? Hebrews 12: 1 & 2 says: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin  which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2.Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Another version says “throw off EVERYTHING which hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.”

So in looking at Proverbs 31, these are 2 of my goals. I need to throw off those things which are hindering me from reaching the goal of being a Proverbs 31 lady. I also need to rid my life of the sin that is hindering me. To be able to do both of these things, I will need to fix my eyes on Jesus. He is the one who gives me the strength that I need every day, sometimes every minute of the day. He is the author and perfecter of our faith. He is the sustainer that I will need to get through the rough days of throwing off sin and the things which hinder.

Finally getting to Proverbs 31. I read through the passage and picked out principles that stood out to me to work on.

1. My husband’s heart can/will trust me. v.11

2. I will always do my husband good. v. 12

3. I will work willingly with my hands. v. 13

4. I will rise while it is still dark. (around 6 am) v. 15

5. I will see the needs of other people around me and do something about it. v.20

6. I will always speak with kindness.  v. 26

7. I will look well to my house. v. 27

8. I will not be idle.  v. 27

There are many, many more virtues and principles here, but these are a few I will begin working on in my own life. Every day, every thing I do, I want to ask myself if what I am doing will help or hinder me in my goal of becoming a Proverbs 31 lady.

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