Her Worth is Far Above Rubies

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Proverbs 31:10
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

This is the first verse of the famous Proverbs 31. Let’s take a look at this glorious woman and every aspect of her life.

The first verse proclaims this woman as virtuous. What exactly is virtuous? Biblegateway says, Literally a wife of valor, in the sense of all forms of excellence. Others explain virtuous as strength. Either way, any meaning you can come up with, would all lead to a woman who stands out among a crowd of women to her husband.

This woman had a way about her that made her a prize for her husband. When we think back to our wedding day that was exactly what we were. We all probably dressed up and we were a beautiful site to behold. While that may have been the first attraction for our husbands, they most likely adored more than that about us. A few verses later it describes beauty as passing, so our beauty can only get us so far with our husbands. When they described virtue as strength it would most likely be a strong character. When we walked down that aisle it was for more than what there is on the outside. Our character is what shines out of our hearts, in other words, it is Jesus in us! Our husbands choose us because we had a strong character years ago… How is our character today? Is it the same? Have we changed for the better? The worse? It is true that we should be together for better or worse, but we should all be striving for a stronger character each day!

The second part is our worth, far above rubies! A wonderful woman is worth more than precious stones! How wonderful to know that our efforts and faithfulness is appreciated! It reminds me of our salvation, absolutely FREE but yet worth more than we are able to describe with the human language. Jesus is our King and when we live for Him, as wives, we take part in His worth and become more valuable than precious stones!

Some people look at Proverbs 31 as an impossible example of a woman. For me it is a beautiful look inside of the heart, home and life of daughter of the King!

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New year/ New Start

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It doesn’t matter how big or little of a celebration you will have as we enter into this new year, we all have somewhat of a fresh slate feeling. Every person has struggle or improvement to be made in one aspect or another of their life. Maybe for you it is finances, weight, marriage or some sort of self betterment. Whatever it may be, I challenge you to surrender it to the only Person that can truly help you through.

Why did Jesus the God of this universe come down to be Emmanuel (God with us)? He came to be one of us… To feel things as we do. To experience hurts, struggles and victories along side of us, something that could not have been done unless He (God of the universe) became a man Himself and lived as we live in this broken world. How cool is that! We have a God who knows what it is like to be us… Not only did He create us, He is one of us! That is unlike any other god…

2014 is the time to let your Savior save you from the struggles!

2014 is the time to let your Redeemer give you victory where you need it!

2014 is time for you to accept the forgiveness your Father has already given you!

2014 is the time to draw closer to your best Friend then ever before!

2014 is time for you to let go and let God!

Praise Him for what He has done and what He is about to do in your life!

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His Name Is Jesus

His Name Is Jesus

In Genesis - the seed of the woman
Exodus – the passover lamb
Leviticus – atoning sacrifice
Numbers – the smitten rock
Deuteronomy – the prophet
Joshua – the captain
Judges – the deliverer
Ruth – the kinsman
Kings – the ruler
Nehemiah – the restorer
Ester – the advocate
Job – the redeemer
Psalms – the shepherd
Proverbs – wisdom
Ecclesiastes the goal
Song of Solomon – the groom
Prophets – the coming one
Gospels – the God-man
Acts – the risen one
Epistles – head of the church
Revelation – the WORTHY ONE

Anyone read through the Bible in 90 days with us a few years ago??

Our family is gearing up to do that again starting in January. Please join us again!

Received this card in the mail yesterday (text posted above) that sparked our flame! Our goal this year is to find Jesus in every book of the Bible! He IS in every scripture!

(Credit: DaySpring card)

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Believe

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The Creator of this planet, the same One who died on the cross, and rose from the dead… Asks us to believe.

Have you ever thought that Christianity is too easy? Ever beat yourself up and thought that your not good enough? Is there something you have missed in your life?

God and His Son have done ALL the work! They have completed the promise for us! Jesus lived a sinless life and died a cruel death for us! He lives again next to His Father on the thrown. He proclaimed throughout His whole life that His Father IS just, holy, and perfect in character! All They ask of us in return is to BELIEVE!!! That’s it!!!

So many people have a twisted idea of Gods character. Satan has filled this world with lies about our Father. Jesus came to set us free from those lies so we could believe the TRUTH about our God! Every step of Jesus life was a reflection of the Fathers love for us from the beginning!

Don’t catch yourself doubting or wondering if you will ever be good enough for Heaven! There is no such thing as good enough… Only God is good enough! All He asks is that we BELIEVE He is!

Praise the Lord for He is good! :)

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVE in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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I am fat

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I am fat.

You know those days where you just feel so overwhelmed with your body shape and looks… I was having a day of all days one morning. I know what triggered it and maybe you know what triggers those days in your life, it doesn’t really matter, it will still consume you and take over. I believe it is our enemy (satan) who whispers all day long in our ears that we are not good enough for our husbands, we have no clothes that even fit, and our children our secretly hoping they never grow up to look like us. Some of us don’t struggle with actual pounds, it may be cellulite, acne, grey hair, low muscle tone… The list goes on! Why do we beat ourselves up?

That afternoon my sister sent me this article!

WARNING: the article is amazing and life changing, however the choice of words in a few parts are not appropriate and I find them offensive!

I cried my heart out and pondered for a long time. Where did I learn I was “fat”? Am I teaching my girls that they will be “fat” someday? Does my husband really see me the way I see myself? When will this cycle of “fat” stop? How do I become free from “fat”?

I showed the article to my husband and decided I would no longer be part of the problem. He gently reminded me that it was not even acceptable to complain to him about my body anymore. Why do we do that to our husbands? Who taught us those thoughts? Why is the enemy allowed to be in our bedrooms when we are alone with our husbands?

I am very aware that our culture is saturated with a need to be thin and attractive. We have pressure from every angle to buy products and pills to “fix” our imperfections! We are supposed to strive to look like the girls in the magazines! Watch this video if you want to know how they get to look the way they do!

We CAN choose to be free! We can agree with God that we are wonderfully made in His image! We can pray to be able to enjoy the times with our husbands! We can train our children that they were made perfect with no mistakes by our Creator!

Application:
Wear a hair tie around your wrist for the next week. Every time you look into a mirror or get that frumpy feeling, stop and proclaim you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God!

Tell your children about their Creator. Explain to them how He made their freckles, birthmarks and round cheeks so they would be unique in this world. He desires for them to shine with the inner beauty He has placed inside of them.

Together let’s stop passing on the knowledge of being fat and not good enough for anyone! Instead praise the Lord for our lives!

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