There are too many times that I sit and wallow about my imperfections; about things that I don’t like about myself, things that I wish I could change- and no, I’m not just talking about looks.
But I have to stop and really remind myself that none of it matters, looks don’t matter, my personality doesn’t matter, what’s on the inside doesn’t matter if I’m not submitting and giving unto Christ Jesus.
We get so easily wrapped up in what our ‘friends’ are doing, what our favorite celebrities are doing, the latest trends, this and that; but I want to remind you girls that we shouldn’t fall into a mentality that we have change or evolve in order to fit in and feel whole.
Earth is not our home; Heaven is. So when you find yourself uncomfortable here, it’s completely normal. Everyone get’s a little homesick sometimes. This is temporary.This life on earth will come to pass. Don’t fall into earth’s little traps, and it’s little ways of captivating you to compromise and give in to temptation and desire.
Know your word, know your father, know where you stand. You are blessed and highly favoured, and you are BETTER than what this world has to offer.
Romans 12:1-2, The Message Bible.
"Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."
I’m gonna skip the Bible study I originally had in mind for you to do a little task and then we’ll wrap it up nicely tomorrow :) Someone told me they didn’t know what a Proverbs 31 woman was so with a little help from Proverbs 31 Ministries, I came up with this list:
We want to encourage women to serve God in every aspect of their lives. Here are 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman:
Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15)
Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a help meet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis 2: 18)
Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)
Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)
Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13:13)
Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)
Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)
Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )
Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10 Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)
I understand most us aren’t really ‘at that stage’ in our lives but I want to point a key verse from Proverbs 31 that says
“She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
Notice the word ALL? In order for us to become Virtuous woman, we have to WORK for that title! We don’t suddenly wake up one morning and have all the qualities you want, and become suddenly emotionally ready for a relationship or even to step into marriage God is not our Genie, stop wishing your life away and really WORK, show God you want it badly enough to make a change and he surely with honor that. It doesn’t start next week or when you turn a certain age, start NOW make it a habit, make it you’re lifestyle, do NOT conform to the standards of Men and this work you are Princesses, Daughters of a risen king!!! Act like it!! Be virtuous!! Be a woman DRENCHED, SOAKED & MARINATED in Proverbs 31!!
After you read those, and really think about some of those scriptures, finally turn your Bibles to Proverbs 31 and take a read, and yes you guessed it, I can’t stress how important Prayer is so go and pray be patient and listen to what God says!
I love you guys so much, seriously, you have NO idea how much. You all make my day, Have a blessed night and you are all forever in my prayers! (If you want anything to be specifically prayed for feel free to message me! I don’t bite at all! I’m just a 15 year old, with a passion for God! :D) xXx
Christians have a tendency to worry too much about whether we will be able to follow through with Gods works due to financial struggles. I want to remind you guys that if God said it will happen; it will. Too much of us fret and get yourselves into that financial battle. You’re paying the wrong currency. Where’s your faith at?
Stop this ‘Paying as you go’ mentality and just start ‘PRAYING as you go’.
If you live in the West Midlands(UK) area and are interested in joining a group of woman who’s goal is to bring each other closer to the Lord, our aim is to hold each other accountable, study together, pray together and help one another on our walks with God. Sisterhood is key! A friend and I are starting up a Pinky Promise group!
For more information please please message me here!
“‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16.
I ain’t lying, cause there it is in the Word. You can’t be dead. Saying you’re a Christian and still cruising with your sinful ways and you can’t get overly hyped up from time to time when you want a little blessing. Stop with your rubbish and get real. It’s no one’s fault but your own. Suck it up and get right. He isn’t playing a game with you.
“You can’t be in and out - this ain’t the Hokey Cokey.”
He wants you to be on FIRE for him and burning for him, every second, every minute, every hour and every day. Do you not realize that you are dying? Everyday you get closer to your death - which by the way you have no knowledge of when that will happen. Yet you’re wasting your time as if you don’t know what to do with your self? He hasn’t got time for that. He hasn’t got time for games and chasing after you there’s got to be a break through at some point. It’s all or nothing, you have to get your head in the game. And if you fool yourselves some of you are in for a harsh reality check soon. There is no way, you can take a man being beaten, torn apart and hung as a joke. He didn’t do it for fun, he LOVED you. And his love for you saved your butt, and you sit there and act as if nothing will happen yet claiming to be one of his disciples? And you love him?
Funny way of showing it. A lifestyle change is well over due in your life.
I mean Satan was all like “Dude we are a great couple” and I beleived it for a time and I’d follow Him, he’d screw up, like over and over again, and I felt like crap. Then I was like “You know what? I’m done. From now on it’s Jesus.”
“WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER.”
…The Devil thought he had me…. Lolz, You’re ugly inside and out! You love to pick on people! Wonder if you can take what you dish out, hows it like getting kicked out of Heaven? Warm in Hell is it? LOL, You can come at me bro cause I’m clothed in the armor of God! I am NOT scared of you! Not one bit! We are never ever getting together again! Just get lost, no one likes you. Ha!