Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A virtuous woman....


Hey dolls,

Just turned 22 a week ago. Been thinking about what direction my life should take and I found this amazing verse from the bible(Am not religious at all trust me!!) But I feel it truly defines what kind of woman I would like to be. So here goes;

The Proverbs 31 Woman :
Her character as a wife
An excellent wife, who can find?For her worth is far above jewels.
(rare, precious).The heart of her husband trusts in her,And he will have no lack of gain.
(trustworthy).She does him good and not evil All the days of her life(kind).

Her Devotion as a homemaker
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight(works joyfully).
She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar(goes extra mile to get choicest goods).
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens(disciplined).
She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard(enterprising, prudent with money).
She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong (energetic).
She senses that her gain is good;Her lamp does not go out at night(good steward).
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,And her hands grasp the spindle. (diligent)

Her Generosity as a Neighbour
She extends her hand to the poor,And she stretches out her hands to the needy(compassionate, generous)

Her Devotions as a Homemaker
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
(provident)
She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple (elegant)
Her husband is known in the gates,When he sits among the elders of the land(influential)
She makes linen garments and sells them,And supplies belts to the tradesmen(industrious)

Her Influences as a Teacher
Strength and dignity are her clothing,And she smiles at the future(poised)
She opens her mouth in wisdom,And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue(wise)

Her effectiveness as a Mother
She looks well to the ways of her household,And does not eat the bread of idleness(manages her home)
Her children rise up and bless her;Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:(praiseworthy)"Many daughters have done nobly,But you excel them all." (distinguished)

Her excellence as a Person
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
(God-fearing)
Give her the product of her hands,And let her works praise her in the gates(honored)
~ Proverbs 31:10-31