A Really Full Life

Archives

Throughout October we have examined the layers of truth describing the Proverbs 31 Woman. Now toward the end of this incredible passage we come to the words that pull on our heartstrings and stir a deep yearning to experience ourselves this joy, this long anticipated, greatly desired joy. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28 It’s not the praise we seek, but… Read More

If Jesus was a parent. I want to plant that picture in your mind. Jesus as a parent. Now with that picture in mind, read our verse for today. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 Isn’t this just what Jesus does for us as His children? He continually watches over us for our benefit and growth. By His gift of… Read More

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 Your children need wisdom if they’re to grow into the adults God is expecting. Foolishness takes up most of the real estate in their young hearts and minds. They are most open to receiving wisdom when it’s been candy-coated in kindness. And you, Mom, are at the very heart of God’s plan to deliver both… Read More

Do you want to be able to resist attacks, be impervious to stresses, and always be capable of effective action? You need to know what to wear. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 31:25 What can you possibly wear that can guarantee success in the face of attacks, stresses, and the difficult challenges that will come your way ? You’ll need priceless clothing…. Read More

My husband and a ministry group climbing to a remote village in Ghana to visit pastors and churches. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 Are you an asset to your husband in his career? Does he benefit from your encouragement and complementary participation in his business endeavors? Have you ever considered the ways God might want to use the strength… Read More

Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scouts Founder What do Jesus, The Girl Scouts, and The Proverbs 31 Woman all have in common? Being Prepared. Personally I find John 14:1-3 one of the most comforting passages in Scripture. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a… Read More

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:18 Etsy Workshops New York http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Etsy_Labs.jpg#filelinks Have you shopped on Etsy.com? If our Proverbs 31 Woman was around today she’d have her own shop on Etsy. She’s got an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination to make a success of her own ventures. She’s willing to do the work and invest her energies in an endeavor she… Read More

Most of us buy with our hearts and justify decisions with our heads. I read that on http://thestoryoftelling.com/about/ She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 How do you make decisions? What’s your process? Are you impulsive? Or are you contemplative, deliberative? Do you live in the moment? Or is your style more the legal pad and pen in hand sitting at the kitchen… Read More

Selflessness is Christlike. That’s what we see in this Proverbs 31 woman. We see Christ. Loving people. Doing God’s work at home. Today I happened upon a verse, a prayer actually. A simple request. Remember me, O my God, for good. Nehemiah 13:31 Nehemiah was a lot like our Proverbs 31 woman. He was on a mission for God. He was building something great. Something worthwhile. And he ask God to remember… Read More

It doesn’t take much to sabotage your day long before the sun ever rises. There are all kinds of calamities and interruptions like kids that get sick in the night, or the smoke alarm that starts notifying you at 1:42 am that the battery needs to be changed. So a smart woman might avoid adding anything else to the mix that puts her at a disadvantage before she’s even had her coffee…. Read More