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The Proverbs 31 Woman- Week 10

 

Welcome to week 10 of our 14 week study of the Proverbs 31 Woman!!! I’m sooo glad you’re joining us!

This week we are going to focus on verse 27.

Proverbs 31:27

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

 


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The above picture was taken this past week as we celebrated my middle daughter’s 5th birthday. Addie loves any and everything princess…….so of course she wanted to celebrate her birthday with a princess party! As I was preparing for her party I began to think about the Proverbs 31 Woman and verse 27….she was watchful over her family. She spent time investing in their lives.

She knew their likes and dislikes.

She knew what made them “tick”…..she knew their weaknesses and their strengths and because of this knowledge, she knew the wisdom she needed to speak into their lives.

As I discussed with Addie what type of party she wanted I was given the opportunity to talk to her about her favorite topic….princesses. We talked about how pretty the princesses are but how outward beauty is not as important as inner beauty. We discussed what it means to be pretty on the inside and why that’s so important. We talked about her favorite princesses and the inner beauty each princess had. But most importantly we talked about how one becomes a princess. A princess is a girl who is the daughter of the king…. that when a girl asks Jesus into her heart she too becomes a princess. We talked about what that means, what sin is and why Jesus came to die for our sins.

This week as I was getting ready to celebrate my daughter’s birthday I was reminded how important it is to slow down, to invest in personal one-on-one “facetime” and find time to connect.

The Proverbs 31 Woman knew the needs of her family because she was watchful of them and because she didn’t eat the bread of idleness.

When we take our eyes off glorifying God and off our family’s needs, we can be tempted by what we see. When we start paying more attention to what “She” is doing or what “She” has…..we open the door to jealously and discontentment. Even in our “downtime” let’s make sure it’s productive and feeding our minds, hearts and souls well! Read an inspiring book, take time to call a friend on the phone and encourage her, or make something with your hands that you enjoy and that can bless your family or those outside your home!

What the Proverbs 31 woman isn’t doing is watching TV or Facebook status updates- she’s watching over the affairs of her household.

Remember, YOU are irreplaceable in your home – never forget that!

Your watchful eye and diligence will make your home a pleasant place for everyone who comes through your doors.

Look around where you sit – has your home been neglected?  Do you know what’s going on in your husband’s or children’s lives? Make a point today to invest in your home and in those who live in your home! You are irreplaceable my sweet friend and they NEED YOU!!!!

Week 10 Challenge: Make sure to spend time together around the table this week and ask each member their “High” and “Low” for the day…..spend time discussing what each person shares. Also, pay attention to how you spend your down time….is what you’re watching, reading, listening to helping your walk with Christ or hurting it? Are you growing in wisdom because of how you’re spending your time?

 

*To find the videos from weeks 1-9 click here .
**To find the Proverbs 31 Bible reading plan – click here and begin Week 10 today.

 

Now it’s your turn, how do you put Proverbs 31: 27 into action?

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

 

Ohhh and just in case you’re wondering if that baby in the middle of the picture smiles……yes she does…….a lot actually!

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Jennifer G says:

    Wow…there was already at post at 7:42am (over on Women Living Well) and I once I read it, I knew I too had to respond. Courtney & Angela – you’re an inspiration! I agree with Marissa G. – I look forward to each Monday morning to hear the message God has given to each of you from Proverbs 31. This has been a wonderful encouragement! Praise God for you and may you be blessed as you continue to minister God’s Word and message for living as women through your blog. Thank you!

  2. Terri Sue says:

    One of the most important things I have done for my family is to stop and greet my husband when he comes home from work. I have also taught our son to do this also. It is easy to become involved in works, good or bad,, and forget the people around you. This practice, while not always perfect ,has helped keep us connected as a family. As the mother of a teen it is easy to forget that he still needs special attention and time with us. So, for the two hours after dad comes home we have family time. We try also to have some time right before bed for prayer and reflection.

  3. Excellent post Angela! Great way to start our Monday! Now I’m going to start the laundry and school a little chipper this morning. :o)

  4. Came across this printable a while back on Ann Voskamp’s blog thought it was appropriate for today’s lesson/study

    http://www.aholyexperience.com/2012/06/how-to-unplug-more-10-things-to-do-pick-1-before-you-click/

    Truly enjoying my GMG study!! Thanks for all you ladies do to help the rest of us in our walk with the King!

  5. I am convicted after reading this post, I started reading 50 shades of grey because many of my friends,associates and the world are raving about this book…after reading today’s post,especially about how is what I’m reading helping or hurting my walk with Christ…this book is really not helping or adding anything to my life and I am reminded of Romans 12: 2 about not being conformed to this world… I went back and forth about if it’s ok to read,but I think I’m done… A friend says its ok as a Christian to read it if it’s helping our marriage and ourselves as a woman to get in touch with our bodies,but it’s not adding to my marriage… Am I correct?

  6. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments today!;)

    Thanks Darla for that link… I had forgotten about that post!!;)

    Yoli- thank you so much for your honestly and heartfelt question. I personally would have to disagree with your friend. As a Christian woman I believe that is not a book we should we filling our mind with. I love that you were convicted because it shows the Holy Spirit working in your life!!;) Thank you so much for listening to God speak into your life!;) I believe that book will in no way help marriages but instead hurt them….. You are right in wanting to protect your marriage by no longer reading that book and conforming to the thinking of our world.;)

    Love God Greatly!
    -Angela

  7. Christine says:

    This post was such a blessing to me today. This was a great encouragement to invest in my family. Thank you!

  8. This study is so super convicting and so full of practical application! I am challenged every day to pursue God by the way I treat my family. I fail miserably some days. I love this post because I want to invest in my children in better ways and also with my husband. I love what you said- I am irreplaceable! God made me to be wife to this man and the mother to these kids and I have to believe He will give me what I need to do this job. It is so hard! So thankful for this study that is giving me focus.

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