Thursday, May 17, 2012



Intentional: adj., done on purpose; deliberate; intended.
I'm a ...
born-again Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, friend, neighbor, mentor, church member.

It's always been my desire to excel in all these areas but it won't happen by accident.  A good relationship takes effort.
 (It's right here that I feel the need to clarify, that while it's always been my desire to excel in all these relationships, there have been times, MANY times, where I have been a complete & utter failure. I certainly don't want to give the impression that my desire has always been matched by my effort and a pleasant outcome. I'm a work in progress.)

Some relationships come easy to us ...
Some ... well, not so much ...

I've read a chapter of Proverbs on a daily basis for years ...
the Lord laid it on my heart when my boys were itty-bitty and
the book lends itself to ease of reading it over & over ...
it has 31 chapters ...
today is May 17th so I'll read Chapter 17 ...
couldn't be easier ... you don't even need a bookmark!
(If you miss a day, don't freak out. You'll read it next month!)

So, I'm excited to be following along with the

Good Morning Girls

study & I'd like to encourage you to do the same.
(It's never too late ... just jump right in!)

The woman of Proverbs 31 can be intimidating but she doesn't have to be (does she?)  Her qualities (awesome as they are!) must be attainable or she wouldn't be given as an example.
It is not God's intention to tease or taunt us with His Word.
She's meant to encourage us.

Admittedly, I've never seen her in this way ...
I've had an epiphany!
(a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience)

I want to encourage you to take baby steps ... concentrate ...
focus ... PRAY ... because when we intend to:

fear God,
v. 30 ..... a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised ...
work hard,
v. 27 ..... eateth not the bread of idleness ...
respect our spouses,
v. 11 ... the heart of her husband doeth safely trust in her ...
avoid hasty decisions,
v. 16 ... she considereth ...
use foresight,
v.18 ... she perceiveth ...
encourage & care for others,
v. 26 ... in her tongue is the law of kindness ...
 help the poor,
v.20 ... she stretches out her hand to the poor.
use wisdom with our finances
v. 27 ... she looketh well to the ways of her household ...

we can't help but be successful in our efforts!

~ Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her. ~
Proverbs 31:28

I'm in ...
what say ye?

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this!! I've not heard of Good Morning Girls before & I just jumped over & read the section for today. Beautiful!! Thanking God in ALL things. Love it. :)


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