Proverbs 31 Project

Proverbs 31 Project

It’s the beginning of a new month. For one full month we have been touching and hopefully agreeing on the scriptures describing a ‘virtuous woman.’

We have jotted down 300 compliments to ourselves. We have started a ‘husband box.’ Hopefully we have new recipes to add to our collection and we have begun to remove procrastination completely from our lives.

On to the next one…

Proverbs 31:17

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

This verse is self explanatory. The main word in this text is strength. In order to build strength, we must do the necessary work it takes to strengthen the muscles that carry the load. Although most folks point out the main flaws, pudgy mid-sections and flabby thighs, a full body workout should be the goal. Overall work will build endurance to continue the journey for a lifetime and not just the time being.

Even though the text speaks mainly of her loins and her arms, other components are equally important. According to Letgodbetrue.com, the metaphor and synecdoche of this clause intend strengthening her whole person for greater activity and effort, not just her loins. What good will come from strong loins but weak legs? Strong arms but a weak neck?

A great woman will require her body to be conditioned to handle the daily comings and goings. Her mind will need conditioning in order to keep from burning out easily. The spirit of a strong woman will depend on her ability to stay humble despite the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every day she will strive to be better than the day before.

Proverbs 31:17 (http://www.letgodbetrue.com/proverbs/commentaries/31_17.php)

Older women should teach younger women in Christ’s churches (Tit 2:3-5). If this were done diligently and wisely, each generation of Christian women would be greater than the one before in terms of holiness and marital and domestic godliness. If this is not the case in your church, who will change the ungodly trend? And when? Every Christian mother must also rise above ungodly prudery or slothfulness to teach her daughters completely.

As virtuous women, we should not hide our gifts and talents. If we are good shoppers, budget well, planners, decorators, coordinators, dancers, singers, etc. we should develop and exploit those skills to the benefit of our households. That very well may be the calling that you have ignored. Matt 25:14-30 speaks of taking the gifts God gave you, using them, and multiplying them. Increasing the intake by investing them where it counts instead of squandering them away, being wasteful.

In closing, a complete overhaul-mind, body, and spirit will produce the complete package so that you may be a blessing to others not just look good.

Please be mindful of those less fortunate than us. Keep in mind that our problems may not hold a candle to the person sitting next to you or even the person you cannot see. Be prayerful for those that lost, scared, hopeless, and alone. Uplift someone in your thoughts and prayers other than the needs of yourself. God hears all, sees all, and knows all. Some answers come when we remove thoughts about ourselves and start thinking about how we can bless others.

Pray for me and I will certainly do the same. When you get a moment, I hope you sign up for the newsletter to stay tuned with all P.E.W. Ministry has in store. Follow us so that you won’t miss out on any of the thought provoking posts and scriptures. We are simply trying to grow in Christ one day, one step at a time.

Much Love,

Kanika

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Proverbs 31 Project

Proverbs 31 Project (Day 29 and 30)

Instead of continuing the countdown, I am just going to start where I left off. Last week was one for the books in being extremely trying. Not only are we drawing to the end of Summer but it is time to prepare for school. As adults, we are always looking for ways to better  ourselves, so some of us may be enrolling as well. If so, God Bless you and all of your endeavors.

Day 29: 290 Compliments!

“Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.” -Proverbs 16:20

Day 30: You Made It!

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” -Matthew 5:3-10

If you have not begun on the challenges assigned, now is a good time to set aside a few ticks to get it done.

The object of the first challenge is to love ourselves because we need to embrace that we are a blessing from God. God doesn’t make mistakes, so any flaws that we see are only minor flicks. If they are indeed bad, it is our job to figure them out and fix them.

Challenge two, the ‘husband box’ is designed for you to picture what you have in mind for the perfect spouse. If you already have a spouse and divorce is not an option (kidding), pray over the things that would make you feel complete within your marriage. Put those items into a box, (mental, physical, or electronic), pray and meditate over them.

Challenge three, kick out procrastination. Create daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly lists to complete something that you dream of doing. Instead of creating daily excuses as to why ‘it’ won’t work, concentrate on way to make ‘it’ happen.

Challenge four, let’s get creative in the kitchen. Try something new at least once a week for yourself. If you have a family, treat them to a meal from another part of the world. Instead grabbing what’s convenient from the best Chinese food restaurant in town, try some homemade Chicken or Shrimp fried rice. If you fly solo, make it an entertaining night by inviting others to try out the newness.

By any means, don’t stop any of the above challenges if it brings a sense of peace to any turmoil in your life. Continue to meditate over the large number of compliments you have jotted down for the last 30 or less days. Meditate over what you want in a mate. Pray for guidance and strength to accomplish the road to travel in your life. Enjoy increasing your recipe book with exciting new meals. Who knows a cookbook could be in the making… 🙂

Monday marks the day of a new month, a new week, and a new challenge. The next set of Virtuous Woman breakdown starts Monday morning. Therefore we are going to play this by ear. I apologize in advance if it feels like I’m jumping but I’m just following instinct at this point.

Continue to be patient with me, for this is all new. I really appreciate everyone for tuning into these random posts.

Proverbs 31 Project

Proverbs 31 Project (Day 25 and 26)

Day 25: 250 Compliments… You’ve been complimenting yourself for weeks now! Don’t stop now!

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” -Isaiah 12:2

Day 26: It Should be a Habit Now!

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4