As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Monday, March 10, 2008

Beautiful Women Part 3-The Beautiful Truth

The Beautiful Truth

I realize most women hate the Proverbs 31 Woman. However, I love her. She embodies everything I want to be. She is organized, giving, wise, well-dressed, happy, secure, selfless, and beautiful.

If you take time to read through the many things that endears this woman to members of her home and those in the community, you will not hear mention of her height, weight, coloring. You will not hear the length of her hair or fingernails. What you will read is the power of her contributions to the lives of those around her.

Do another exercise.
Go to Bible Gateway, look up Proverbs 31, copy it to a Word document, and print it out.
Now, highlight all the places and ways this woman contributes to those around her.

Go ahead. Do it right now. It’ll take less than 5 minutes. You’ll spend longer reading forwarded jokes in your email today, and they won’t bless you nearly as much. I’ll meet you back here (hopefully) tomorrow.

Copyright Jerri Phillips 2008


Jan Parrish said...

Excellent point Jerri. Great post.

Robin said...

I was reading Proverbs 31 yesterday when making my post on What is Beauty. I accept your challenge and will get on it as soon as my husband and I finish a project on the computer.


Wendy said...

Wow, thank you so much for the insights. I guess I have never thought of it that way and of my self in that way either. I need to beleive and accept it when others call me beautiful, because as you pointed out God has created me and that alone makes me (us)beautiful.