I’ve decided to wear the armor of the Proverbs Woman. Notice please, that I did not limit this to the Proverbs 31 Woman.
While she is a clear and complicated portrait of a Godly woman, a Proverbs Woman has many more facets. Explained in more detail, throughout the book of Proverbs! As if the discription of her, in chapter 31, is not enough to achieve!
Yet, if it were not achievable, God would not have set her portrait where He did. He would not have us desire something outside of our reach. Therefore, difficult as it may seem. Becoming a Proverbs Woman will prove to be an achievement that is closer than she appears in the rear view mirror of our lives!
I recently read a devotional that discussed the concept of wearing someone else’s armor. You know what I mean. A friend gives you advise as to how you should be praying. Or you think the way you pray in tongues is not as effective as that really spiritual lady you always see in prayer, whenever you see her. You somehow get the idea that there something lacking in how you pray. Or you lack something…
Proverbs 15: 1-5
1 A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere,
observing the wicked and the good.
4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life,
but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.
5 A fool despises his father’s instruction,
but a person who heeds correction is sensible
I have highlighted the parts of the verse that are my focus. I am particularly enamored with 4a ~ the tongue that heals…is a tree of life~ this stirs my spirit! Amazing sensation!
While we focus on the Love Challenge over on Hopeannfaith’s Hope Chest, I believe this is where I begin to learn to love without judgement.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
4 Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy;
is not boastful; is not conceited;
5 does not act improperly; is not selfish;
is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs;
6 finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends.
Blessings Everyone and Happy Valentines Day! Love one another well today!