Archive | July 2015

Proverbs 31 – More precious than Rubies

Good evening y’all. Today we start our 5 day in depth study of Proverbs 31.

We will be studying verses 1 – 14 today

Be blessed 🙂

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Verses 10 – 14  stood out for me on how a good women is a treasure to her husband.

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar”. (NLT)

“10 A truly good wife
is the most precious treasure
    a man can find!
11 Her husband depends on her,
    and she never
    lets him down.
12 She is good to him
    every day of her life,
13     and with her own hands
    she gladly makes clothes.
14 She is like a sailing ship
    that brings food
    from across the sea”. (CEV)

As a single lady desiring to get married soon (yeah my BOAZ has found me 😉 ), I’m asking myself what qualities i can learn from the woman described here. So i have decided to list the the qualities of the virtuous woman in the verses above
She is trustworthy / dependable
– She nourishes and builds up
– She does good and not harm
– She is hardworking and creative

I desire to be all of this and much more to my future husband but at the same time, i know i cannot achieve this without Gods help. I need to allow the Holy spirit take control of my my heart, for it all starts from the heart. Proverbs 4: 23 tells us to guard our heart, for out of it flows the issues of life

I pray the Holy Spirit will freely have his way in our lives and help us to be virtuous women. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Tomorrow we will be focusing on verses 15 – 18.

Also check out Courtney’s blog from Good Morning Girls on todays verses. See blog here

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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Proverbs 30 – Just enough is all you need…

Good afternoon y’all. Happy Friday.

Thanks be to God for seeing us thus far in our study of Proverbs. We are in chapter 30 today.

From Monday 27th July, we will be doing a week in depth study of Proverbs 31. Courtney from good morning girls has done a brief info on this for us. Check out her blog post here

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For those who are joining for the first time, I’m blogging through the bible a chapter a day with Good morning girls. You can check us out at www.goodmorninggirls.org

Back to today’s reading 🙂

Be blessed 🙂

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“O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the lord ?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name” (NLT).

“And then he prayed, “God, I’m asking for two things before I die; don’t refuse me— Banish lies from my lips and liars from my presence. Give me enough food to live on, neither too much nor too little. If I’m too full, I might get independent, saying, ‘God? Who needs him?’ If I’m poor, I might steal and dishonor the name of my God.” (MSG)

Oh my! These verses are so relevant for where I am right now. I have been making similar request to God this past week.  By God’s grace, I realised that a hint of pride was starting to set into my heart (especially since I’ve been experiencing a lot of breakthroughs and increase in my life recently. That temptation to take the glory to one’s self instead of giving it back to God has been rearing its ugly head) so I’ve been asking God to help me remain humble in the midst of the blessings and overflow He is bringing my way; that my heart will not be led astray by the increase.

The writer of today’s chapter was also praying and begging God in a similar manner. He asked God to help him deal honestly and not tell lies; that God will bless him with just enough to satisfy his needs, so that he won’t become too proud or have to steal and bring shame to God’s name. I am humbled by his prayer. This man realised he needed God’s help to achieve this level of maturity and wisdom. He understood the danger of pride and greed in ones live.

God wants to bless us, but He is delaying it for some because He knows we can’t handle the blessing yet: it is most likely that (for some of us) our hearts will be lead astray or we might decide we don’t need Him anymore!

Let’s learn to be humble and be content with what we have and learn to make the most of it.

Scripture says, “…godliness with contentment is great gain…”.

My prayer today is that God will bless us with just enough that we need to carry out His plans and purposes for our lives; and that our hearts will not be lifted up and we will not bring shame to His name, In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Thanks for joining today. Please feel free today leave your thoughts on the chapter.

Have a blessed weekend 🙂

***With God all things are possible***