Sunday, February 8, 2015

Proverbs 31:20

"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."

This woman, not only maintains her household and her family, but she is welcoming to the those that are in need.  With today's crazy schedule, who has time to take care of those that are less fortunate? The Proverbs 31 woman does!  She is our example.  When we give to the needy, our husband, children, and friends see our example.  It is important that we understand the blessings that God has given us.  God doesn't want us to be hoarders with all that He has given us.  The purpose for those blessings is for us share, give, and be examples of God's love.

Things to think about:

- How can you extend yourself to others that need help?
- How can you show God's love through your giving?
- What examples can you share with your children about the importance of giving?

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Proverbs 31:19

"She lay her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the staff." Proverbs 31:19

Her hands are not just for painting her nails, but they are for creating, working and loving.  The Proverbs woman is not afraid to get her hands dirty.  She uses her hands diligently and skillfully. Her hands are comfort when her children come to her.  Her hands are outstretched to those who look to her for help and kindness. She holds her husband's hand to remind him that she loves him and is grateful that God had brought them together.

Things to think about:

-  Look at your hands.  What have you done to make a difference using your hands?  

Proverbs 31:18

“She sees that her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night." Proverbs 31:18

The Proverbs woman is smart with her trading.  She is committed to her products that will bring in money for her family.  She is confident in what she does.  Her life is not filled with leisure for being pampered.  Her joy comes from her hard work and the responsibilities of running a home.

Things to think about:

- How can you be smarter about being most cost effective?  Think about the great feeling it brings when we find a great deal.

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Proverbs 31:17

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. .” Proverbs 31:17 

This woman is not only enthusiastic about her work, but she continues to strive do better. She does not get sad or bored with her day to day task.  She looks at each day with an opportunity to do better.  By doing her work with a positive attitude, she is knows that she is also improving herself.  The Proverbs woman finds joy in her work and also keeps herself in shape as she works vigorously.  

Things to think about:

- What task can you do that will not only benefit your family, but also benefit keeping you in shape?

- Do you find joy in your work?  How can you change your chores into a joyous task?

Proverbs 31:16

“She considers a field before she buys or accepts it, with her savings she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.” Proverbs 31:16


This Proverbs 31 woman is a great business woman.  She is not hasty or makes purchases on a whim or by her emotions.  She saves her money and educates herself to make her money work for her and her family.  She is a great investor.  She takes the time to lay out a blueprint of her plan.  It will take time and patience to build up that vineyard, but she knows it will be a wise investment.

Things to think about:

-  How can you make smart decisions to bring in extra income?

-  Considering selling used, but still in good condition, items online like Ebay and Amazon?

-  What other ways can you bring in extra income for your household?

Proverbs 31:15

She rises while it is yet night and gets food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.” Proverbs 31:15 

Do you plan your day?  If you don’t, it would be helpful if you start planning.  Prepare a schedule and try to be disciplined about following it.  Once we have a clear direction, it would be less stressful in your day-to-day life.

Most of us don’t have maids. It would be nice if we did.  We can enlist the help of our children or husbands.  It is important that we take charge of our lives.  Don’t allow life to manage you.

Things to think about:

- Are you an early riser?  What tasks can you implement early in the morning before the rest of the household rises in the morning.

- Are you a night owl? (I am.) What can you do late at night to prepare for the next day?

Proverbs 31:14

"She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs, she brings her household's food from afar."  Proverbs 31:14

I know how difficult it is to feed a family.  The Proverbs 31 woman will find ways to be creative.  Go the extra mile to make a good, healthy and pleasing meals.  I find great recipes online. My favorite site is where they actually rate their dishes.  Include your children in the preparing and cooking process.  Make it a fun and a memorable time.

Take time to make dinner time with family a special time.  Your family will thank you for it!

Things to think about:

-  What can you do be more creative with your daily meals?

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