Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 279 of Giving Thanks

When I first became a Christian, I read about the Proverbs 31 woman… and today, I believe that we are all “this” woman at different times in our life, and we all make up this woman as the mighty women of Christ.

I love the entire Proverb, but especially the end. Father, I am grabbing on and claiming the energy to do what You have planned for me. I am grateful for the hope of healing, the promise of restoration and the ability to be joyful as I live my life.

Today I claim, energy, and pray that I am given favor in the area of strength and energy:  “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” ~Proverbs 31:17

“A wife of noble character who can find?       She is worth far more than rubies.Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.She gets up while it is still dark; and portions for her servant girls.She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.and faithful instruction is on her tongue.She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” ~Proverbs 31:10-31

(New International Version)

Shawn Delia Boreta

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