Proverbs 31: The Lady I’d Like to Be

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She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. ~ Proverbs 31:26

It’s hard to believe that the month of March is over, and so is our “March” through Proverbs. It’s kind of bittersweet. It feels good to have read through a book of the Bible, doesn’t it? But I’m kind of sad that our journey together has come to an end. The good news is that we can just flip back a few pages tomorrow, on April first, and begin again! For me, one time through Proverbs (or one hundred times) just isn’t enough. Please feel free to share with me through this blog, my email, or any one of the 5,000 other social media outlets, a blessing that you receive from Proverbs. My online door is always open, so please come by.

Many of these posts have been about words, so I thought it would be fitting to end on one about words. I love Proverbs 31! This chapter convicts me every time I read it. There is so much here, that it was hard to select just one verse to write about. I think for me, today’s verse was it. If I could open my mouth with wisdom, if I could use kindness in all of my words, I would be a better person. But it’s not just my words that need more kindness, my whole demeanor could use it. I catch myself frowning a lot, and scowling at my children. I don’t want to be that way. I know there is a time for firmness, but it isn’t all the time.  I want to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. It’s a constant battle! I have much growing to do, and the job certainly is daunting.  I’m so thankful to have a loving, patient Heavenly Father to forgive me when I fail, and guide me as I grow. This chapter is what I’m aiming for in my life. This is the lady I want to be.

Thank you, again, for joining me. May your life be filled to overflowing with blessings from God’s Word!

With love,

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4 thoughts on “Proverbs 31: The Lady I’d Like to Be

  1. I have enjoyed the walk and the wisdom that you have shared. What a marvelous book! Thank you for this series.
    I love you.
    Mother

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  2. Thank you Valerie, for sharing the 31 days of Proverbs with us. I have been here everyday and will start over with Ch. 1, tomorrow. It was a blessing to me. I have learned so much through Gods word and have also enjoyed reading your thoughts and stories each day. And what a wonderfully uplifting way to end the month. I am far from perfect but Ch. 31 gives me something to strive for as a woman living for Christ. I pray that God will continue to teach me and guide me to be as close as possible to the woman discribed here. I no longer wish to be the woman I am but the woman that my heavenly Father wants me to be. I know its a long journey but its a journey I’m ready to take. One of the verses that spoke to me most was verse 27: …and eateth not the bread of idleness. This is something I need help with. I must rise up and do what God leads and teaches me to do. I get stuck in the rut of idleness, just waiting for a ‘sign’ for what to do next. Over the past month of reading Proverbs, God has shown me much that I can do besides just sitting and waiting, now’s the time to put it all into action.

    Thanks again. Have a wonderfully blessed day!
    Tammy Chain

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