Thursday, 6 January 2011

Who is the Woman of Proverbs 31?

She sounds amazing doesn't she.
I aspire to be such a talented woman who keeps God in the centre, and her family so well cared for.
I look to the example she gives and yet I know that I fall drastically short. For as much as I'm loving my job I can't say that I'm eager to get started - apparently I function much better after 11am...not much chance of a start like that in teaching hey!
And, I had set out with this blog hoping to share God moments and for it to be an encouragement in how we can all be truly good woman - yet looking over my posts I see that they are 90% about food! Whereas the truly good woman is not overly preoccupied with fancy foods:
She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast 
for her family and organizing her day.
I might manage breakfast myself if the thought of it doesn't make me feel sick (it never used to, what is this?) but the most I do for the Hubba is make him his morning cup of tea, although come to think of it I do feed the cats...
Anyhow, I'm not about to beat myself up but rather look with you over the coming weeks, at the example she gives and what this might look like in our 21st century.

To help me on my way I will use the commentry of Proverbs 31 from Grace Communion International 

Who is your inspiration for a Truly Good Woman, I'd love to hear from you.
Liz xxx

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Betty said...

Hello Liz, thankyou for visiting my blog. Yes I try to be the woman of proverbs too and remind myself when I frequently fail that we set our own standards and expectations, God just takes us as we are, failure and all. You certainly do have a talent with food - no failure here! I will visit sometimes for recipes. Betty

The Patchwork Heart said...

How lovely to meet you! My husband described me as a Proverbs 31 woman when we 1st met 3 years ago I was very honoured and try to live up to that! I am excited about the thought of starting a prayer and share blog with you. Lets email
Heather x

Anna said...

Hi Liz, the Proverbs 31 woman is my heroine! An awe-inspiring and rather daunting one in many ways but if I can be even just a tiny bit like her then I'm happy. Looking forward to reading your posts on the topic. And a belated Happy New Year. Anna