I have been pondering the questions that have plagued the hearts and minds of so many:
- Why can’t I get it right?
- How can I find more time to get it all done?
- Why isn’t God helping me?
Women have been the target of some outrageous media propaganda that sets our flesh racing in the wrong direction and so we turn to the church where we receive conflicting views on biblical truths. No wonder we are so befuddled when it comes to our roles as Christ-following women. Even within Christianity there are views that encompass from one end of the spectrum to the other. So what’s a girl to do?
There are many women who are fascinated with and at the same time terrified of the woman in Proverbs 31. I was one of those women.
As I read and meditated on the scriptures then tried to apply them to my life something odd happened. I became filled with anger, bitterness, anxiety, and was more overwhelmed than I had ever been before. When I heard other women speak about all the Proverbs 31 guidelines they had achieved I would feel myself cringe inside. Why was I different? Why couldn’t I just “get it?”
Have you ever felt this way?
If you have then I pray that this bible study will be a source of encouragement to you and strengthen your walk with God. It may not always be easy because we will have to retrain our patterns of thought and overcome some mindsets we may have formed. You may even have to unlearn some things you have been taught in the past. This bible study is not “typical” of what you will find in the majority of books, articles, and posts written on the scriptures in Proverbs 31. Instead, it is a look into the heart of God and the reality of those scriptures in the bible.
I ask that you stop now and pray:
Father, there is none like you. Your name is above every other name and to you every knee will bow. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a woman in this time and in this place. Thank you for being the perfect example of how to serve my family and friends. I desire to do your will for my life. Help me to see things the way you see them and please cleanse and soften my heart to receive teachings from your word. I repent for any wrong and destructive thought patterns I may have and I ask that you transform my mind to accomplish your desire for my life. Forgive me for any negative emotions that I may have entertained. Give me the revelation that I need each and every day to become more like you and less like my worldly self. Please keep me from the plans of Satan and deliver me from those who wish me harm. Amen.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 14:26 kjv
God speaks to each and every one of us on a daily basis. We must learn to hear him and obey. Much the same way a mother teaches her children because she knows better, God teaches us because he knows all things and His will is for us to prosper and be in good health and no, I am not referring to money. I would much rather prosper in my day to day life. I can make money at anytime but I can’t buy the lessons that my Father teaches me.
- Proverbs 31 – Shattering the Myths: Watch the Video / Download the Bible Study / Discussion
- The True Woman of Proverbs 31
- Proverbs 31 on Relationship With God
- Proverbs 31 on Being a Wife part 1
- Proverbs 31 on Being a Wife part 2
- Proverbs 31 on Being a Mother
- Proverbs 31 on Management
- Proverbs 31 on Resourcefulness
- Proverbs 31 on Ministry
- Proverbs 31 on Matters of the Soul
- Proverbs 31 and YOU!!
This study will be presented each month over the next year, God willing, and you will be able to share your responses, thoughts, answers to questions, or related scripture on your blogs and link to it via the comments. If you do not have a blog then you are more than welcome to enter your responses in the comments section or simply do them at home on your own time.
For this introduction post, I would like for everyone who intends to participate to post about it on their blog and answer the following thought provoking questions:
- What do you hope to get out of this bible study?
- What, if anything, has prevented you from studying these scriptures in the past?
- What have you found helpful or frustrating about living out these scriptures?
Feel free to use the button and link here. Also, be sure to link your post here via the comments.