“A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman — who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.” Proverbs 31:10
The Bible speaks of the “virtuous woman”. Who is she? How does the Word of God describe her? Does she pray faithfully each day? Does she use the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Does she consistently do Bible study and have regular quiet time or devotional time? The answer? — None of these excellent traits are listed in God’s description of a virtuous woman.
This passage could either discourage you or encourage you, but I hope it’s the latter. A true woman of God is a true worshipper of God. Thankfully, God gives us the grace and strength to grow into such a character. God provides us with a perfect template for a true woman of God in Proverbs 31.
Here are a few things to remember:
- Remember your God. He gives us purpose. He is the reason for our being.
- Remember your value. You were chosen for such a time as this…whatever your “this” is, God picked you!
- Remember your family. Let’s honor Him in the way we act, speak, live, and take care of our family.
- Remember your reward. “Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.” Proverbs 31:31 He is our great reward. And He is all that matters.
Society likes to praise and define us, but God doesn’t use the same dictionary. Maybe you’re a struggling mom, a lonely wife, the single lady, widowed, a newlywed, the woman with a perfect family, the best mom in the world, but you are first and foremost a child of God, beautiful, blessed, and chosen by Him and for Him, not of this world. Your have joy, peace, wisdom, strength, love, courage, and purpose because you have Him and He has you. Let that be an encouragement to us in our struggles to be the perfect wife or daughter or mother.
Thank you for dropping by. I’m Cece and I’ve been journaling for almost two years now. You can find me on Instagram to follow my progress or on YouTube for some process videos. Also, don’t forget to check out this kit in the shop and join the Creative Retreat Kits Insiders Group to see how others are using this kit and to also get your free printable for the month!