OH, HOW I WISH I WAS A BETTER WIFE AND MOM!

 

I am not sure about you, but when I read Proverbs 31, I am utterly intimidated by this woman.  Listen, this is no ordinary woman!  This is superwoman on steroids!  Look at what Proverbs says about this incredible lady:  She selects wool and flax, and I don’t even know what flax looks like!  She is compared to a merchant ship…not sure that I want to be compared to any kind of ship.  She gets up while it is night, but that is when I want to sleep.  She loves the snow, I am never going to love snow…I tolerate the snow and that’s it!  She makes linen garments – sorry, but I buy my garments at Belk or JCPenney.  Where does this woman find the time to 'buy fields,' 'make sashes,' 'grasp spindles' and 'plant vineyards?I mean honestly, I get tired just reading this Proverb.

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As I look further, I begin to see how remarkable this woman is and there is so much in her that I aspire to.

 

·      I want to be clothed with the strength and dignity that she has

·      I want to laugh at the days to come – to be so confident that I do not fear tomorrow, but laugh with anticipation at the days that lie before me.

·      I want to speak with wisdom so that my words bring life to all who hear them

·      I want my children to call me blessed, and my grandchildren for that matter!

·      I want my husband to praise me, and I really wouldn’t mind him finding me 'worth more than rubies’ or diamonds!

·      And above all, I want to fear the Lord and bring honor to His Name.

 

I understand that I am not there yet, but I do strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman – dignified, full of laughter about the days to come, lips that pour out wisdom, and a family who love and honor me because I love and honor my God.   Oh, how I do long to be a much better wife and mom…one that truly brings glory and praise to the God I love so much.

 

I am and always will be,

 

Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,

Carol