Thursday, January 24, 2013

Proverbs 31 Woman

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I just want to share a chapter in Proverbs that we had talked about during a bridal shower I'd attended last December, 2012. 

It was not my first time hearing it. I actually read it many times already, but not really meditated on its meaning. 

A Proverbs 31 Woman is the standard of God. It is what our Heavenly Father wants us to be. It was way different from the standard that our world have. 


To be a Woman of Noble Character will be very difficult for us but  not impossible to achieve especially if we ask God to mould us to be like it.

The message was from one of our 'ate' in our church. Her name is Faith Tamayo. I see in her how it is possible to be a Proverbs 31 wife and mother.

Happy reading! 

Proverbs 31:10-31 ~ This chapter in the bible shows GOD's ideal wife and a mother.. and being able to share this on AM's bridal shower was a great opportunity and honor for me to be GOD's servant..

At first I was thinking to share 1 Corinthians 13, since this chapter is very much special for our soon to be bride (those who are close, and knows the story of Tom's proposal to her, will understand why.. lols!!), and then I prayed for GOD's guidance and wisdom, after 3 days before the bridal shower itself.. I had Proverbs 31 as my devotion, and as I read each verse, I felt GOD speaking to me, and molding me, and reminding me the importance of my role as a wife and as a mother, and then I realized why not share this one, and so I finally have a topic.. besides, who knows better of what will satisfy us, but GOD alone, the creator of everything.. and Proverbs 31 is the best role model of becoming the Ideal woman GOD wants every wife and mother to be.. ",)

Now what is an Ideal woman for you?? would that be a woman with a Pretty face?? Smart?? Talented?? with vital statistics of 36-24-36 or Coca-Cola body as they say??

As I read Proverbs 31:10-12 ~ 10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

This shows that a GOD's ideal wife is "Valuable" - This shows that to be submissive and supportive is very important.. and its not just on your first 2 yrs of marriage, GOD says "all the days of your life" ( I just added this now) what an example to follow.. and so wo
rking together with our husband to reach the goal and not against him, is very important..
>> Having twin boys is not easy as it looks.. (I know they look cute, my husband said, that's because they both look like him..lols!!) especially for a 1st time mom like me.. and when the time come, that my ML is soon to end.. my husband and I need to discuss things.. and that means me submitting to my husband, and giving up my career (I was a hotelier during that time), and for a woman like me who is used to be independent, I could have said all the excuses I could think of, and justifications like "Oh, I don't want to be a burden to you" "oh what will others say" "oh this is my dream, I just can't let it go like that" "I don't want to live a boring life, I want to be productive" and I thank the LORD for giving me wisdom and the right words to answer my husband, and that is simply saying "Okay.. I understand.. I am with you"

truly praying before you talk really helps.. its like having JESUS as your center.. and from that day, until today, I have no regret of choosing to be an intentional, hands on wife and a mom to my kids.. for I never felt so productive, and joyful, as I am today.. plus my life verse "Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." that GOD keeps on reminding and guiding me, in every decision I make.. (let me add also, that is very important than when you marry someone, you know that you can submit to him, and that you are definitely ready to give up yourself and with GOD's help, yes we can be a Proverbs 31 wife)

and then I continue reading verse 15 to 27.. This shows that GOD's ideal wife is "Hard working"
>> each verse shows that she works hard at home.. and then I remember reading this, however the one who wrote it was not mentioned:

"Do you know what the most demanding job in the world is?? being a mother and a wife.. Think about it, a mother has to be a nurse, teacher, psychologist, dietician, housekeeper and chef.. etc" - Anonymous

which I agree.. for truly it takes hard work to build and maintain a family.. (so ladies.. don't get lazy when it comes to you own husband and kids.. for serving them, is serving yourself) ",)


as I continue reading verse 28-31- as a woman this part is what we like most, the feeling of being appreciated.. and GOD's ideal wife is "praised"..

Proverbs 31:28 -31 ~ 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

>> if you are good and faithful wife and a mother, you don't have to say it to your kids and husband.. your husband and kids will be the one saying it to you, and will even be proud of saying it to others.. "My wife has a good heart, she takes good care of me" "Oh I can't wait to be home and see my wife" "My mom is a good mom" "I just want to be like my mom"

oh what a joy to hear it right?? besides, who knows you better, but your husband and kids.. and of course when others are inspired by your life, praises will follow you, as it said by GOD himself.. ",)



Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.







6 comments:

  1. Hi Meeka, thanks for this very inspiring. Kaya naniniwala talaga ako na in every successful man behind is a woman.

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  2. agree ako ky fiel. tapos yung ex ko ganitong verse binigay sakin

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    1. Let's aim to be a Proverbs 31 woman ;)

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  3. Thanks sharing Meeka :) God bless

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  4. Man cannot live without woman :) God created us to be partners and to complement each other, This is a very nice blog to remind us women to act and be what we are designed to be.

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