Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I love Being a Woman for the Lord

We spent a long and busy day putting up tomatoes yesterday, but my freezer is full and will last until next year at picking time. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to take care of your family and know your hands have provided food for them all winter, reminds me of the Proverbs woman, if we wonder how we should act and be as Christian women, well Proverbs 31:10-31 tells it all, lets look on it for a few minutes and really let the lord speak to our heart through these scriptures.

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

We see all that makes up a Godly woman who cares for her family, loves them, and how she has a tender heart toward them, and how she cares for them to; making sure they are comfortable and well fed, that their clothes are clean and fresh, that their home if neat and livable, her husband and children do notice how hard she works, they love her and call her blessed, that is the finest compliment any woman can receive that her children call her blessed. That her husband praises her, amen, is this your hearts desire.


Sharon said...

What a great post. I truly enjoyed reading it.
Love all the scriptures you put on here.

Mari said...

These are words to keep in our hearts always. Thanks for reminding us Barbara. I could imagine all the great tomatoes dishes that will come out of your kitchen.


A Blessed Life said...

Well Barbara those words are very special and I have not read them for some time,it just makes me even more blessed to be born a woman...aren't we wonderful! lovely post,many girls will read this for the first time and I hope they feel warmed and full of spirit from the reading.

Flat Creek Farm said...

A beautiful post, all the way around. Love the picture, the words, and of course the beautiful scripture. Thanks so much, Barbara! Have a wonderful remainder of this week. -Tammy

Mrs. Freida said...

Never tried a green pepper sandwhich but I do love tomatoe sandwiches though! I think I'll give it a try :)

Paula said...

This was a wonderful reminder, Barbara!
Sounds like you've been busy in the kitchen~ but I love putting back food for cold weather too.
I've been in the kitchen too drying deer jerky for my hubby this morning but it's looking stormy... I sure hope the power stays on! :)