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.
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,