Wednesday, January 10, 2007

What is a Proverbs 31 Mommy

This is based on Proverbs 31:10-25 from the Bible. I will paraphrase the things a Proverbs 31 Mommy does:

  • She is virtous in her actions, deeds and thoughts.
  • Her husband can trust her in all things.
  • She does good things for her husband and supports him. She encourages him and helps him to grow by being a helpmate. This doesnt mean being a doormat or a servant, but it is a partnership. Because when she treats him with the love God has given her for him and by the guidelines of Christ.....he cherishes her.
  • She puts her relationship with Christ first.
  • She puts her marriage before the children, house, work etc.
  • She cherishes her husband and her children.
  • She works hard to make her home a happy, safe place of comfort and love.
  • She works hard to nourish her family both physically, emotionally and spirtually through feeding them real food and praying for them and with them.
  • She knows how to help her husband increase the income if needed.
  • She fills in where she can to help take the load off of her husband.
  • She makes sure to take care of her body, mind, and spirit so she can be strong in all ways for her family.
  • She teaches her children to love the Lord and plants good seeds in their hearts and souls.
  • She encourages them AND expects them to obey and respect parents elders etc.
  • She keeps on going even when she doesnt feel like it.
  • She takes care of her body and her appearance.
  • She helps the poor and needy.
  • She is prepared for unseen circumstances.
  • She helps provide for her family by buying clothes economically or sewing or whatever method that makes her agood steward of the family income.
  • She prepares her heart and mind for her day before her family awakes through prayer and Bible study.
  • She serves her Lord to the best of her ability.
  • She seeks to increase her knowledge and her faith.
  • She is honorable.
  • She treats her family like they are treasures

I have a long way to go before I MEET all these goals.......but it is a life long process of growing, loving and learning. Some days I am strong and some days I am week. But the Proverbs 31 Mommy does not let mistakes are failure keep her down. She picks herself back up and keeps on going. This is not to say she doesn't struggle.......she does. But the Proverbs 31 Mommy knows who to go to to help her through...that person is Jesus. For through a personal relationship with Jesus she finds strenght and encouragement and so much more.


JLee said...

What a beautiful peice of writing...Very inspiring list.

Thelma said...

thanks hon........I am thinking I have a lot to work on but we are all works in progress. I think that what makes us all special......we are all able to grow and learn throughout life.

Brenda said...

I think we all have a lot to strive for...but what a wonderful list to try to live up to!

Thelma said...

I think that is the thing...or the key, if you will having something to live up to. And I know that all my life I will be learning to live up to what He wants me to.