A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.(P)
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders(Q) of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.(R)
HOW TO APPLY PROVERBS 31 TO YOUR LIFE
Obviously that is a lot to take in. We are not perfect, nor does God expect us to be. Becoming a Proverbs 31 woman means working hard to become a woman who honors God. To simplify this even more I have a list of things I try to do daily/weekly/monthly that helps me become closer to God.
Remember that you are worthy of God's grace.
Be truthful and faithful.
Love others, be good to others and pray for others.
Work hard in everything you do.
Wake up early and start the day with God. Pray every day and praise our Lord.
Study and learn. Enrich your life with knowledge and understanding and become well rounded in your skills.
Take advantage of opportunities in business, helping others, and caring for others.
Be strong and endure hard times. Put your faith in God to help you when you feel lost.
Love and honor yourself; dress well, exercise, behave well.
Find a husband who shares your values and love of God.
Fear God and honor him in all things.
Remember that you are praise worthy and will be rewarded for your work.
Prayer for mother’s:
Please bless her, Lord, and comfort her. Help her loving heart to continue to love and give of herself to others. Strengthen her when she is down and give her hope when she is discouraged. Most of all, Lord, on this Mother's Day, give my mother the graces she most needs and desires today.