Ode to the Proverbs 31 Woman

There was a brief moment in my life when I thought I might want to be like the Proverbs 31 woman.  Her husband praised her to his friends and her family declared how great she was.  I could live with that kind of pat on the back.

Then I began to read about the Proverbs 31 woman and what she did in the day.  I even took the time to write it out (using the Amplified translation) into tasks I could understand.  This wasn’t a normal woman – it was Super-Mom incarnate.

The more I have studied the Proverbs, the more I realize it is not about the number of acts we do.  She wasn’t the great and wonderful person she was because she buzzed around from dawn to dusk.  Everything in my life must be about God.  The Proverbs 31 woman was rooted in God, put God first, and trusted in God.  If God is the focus of each and every moment then the rest of the day will be balanced and complete.

In my own way, I am a Proverbs 31 woman.  I seek God in the morning and try daily to make every step one that is guided by His word.  The tasks that I face are ones I face with the idea that God will give me the wisdom and strength and I don’t have to (or need to) do them on my own.

It is by developing a personal, intimate relationship with God that I get to the place where my children rise up and call me blessed.

Thought for the Day: Wisdom, stature, and favor come when God is first in every aspect of life.

Proverbs 31:30b (KJV) “a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”

Suggested Reading Proverbs 31

Lord, give me the wisdom, strength and tenacity to do all that I need to do and the understanding that there is no way to get there with out You in the lead.

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  • Another thing about her was that she didn’t do it all alone. V15… and portions for her women servants. She had helpers, people who assisted her. Whilst she would have taken responsibility for things she had others around her to assist. Thank goodness we’re allowed to have help!