Monday, November 29, 2010

A Godly Wife

I felt "the tug" to look up Proverbs 31 this morning. I have read this passage many times but it never ceases to convict me in some way. Here are some things I wrote down about a Godly wife (coming from the NIV and the Message bible).

A Godly Wife

Her husband has full confidence in her, he trusts her without reserve and will not regret it

Lacks nothing of value

Brings her husband good, not harm all the days of his life

Never spiteful, treats him generously

Gets up early, preparing food and organizing her day

Works vigorously

Opens her arms to the poor

Quick to assist those in need

Diligent in homemaking

Her husband is respected bc of her

Clothes with strength and dignity

Speaks wisdom and faithful instruction

When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say and she always says it kindly

Watches over her household

Is not idle

Children call her blessed and respect her

Husband praises her

Does noble things

Always faces tomorrow with a smile

Fears the Lord

Wow. It's easy to say, ok, I'm going to "do better" on this and this and this but really we just cannot do it on our own. Ok, I'm talking about me here, I cannot do this on my own. My prayer this morning is that the Holy Spirit convict me in the areas I need to change and that HE help me to have the willing Spirit to change and that HE change me from the inside out.

God's word is so good.

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