Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Virtuous Woman

Proverbs 31:10-31 (King James Version)
10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

When I look at Michelle Obama and other great women like my mother, I truly see what a Virtuous Woman should encompass. Loyalty, honesty, hard working, loving, nurturing, frugal, innovative, inspiring, thoughtful, name it ! You see, the term "virtuous" is from a noun meaning strength, efficiency, ability. This is the type of woman you want in your corner. lol... A virtuous woman has strength of character as well as moral strength and firmness. She is a rare and Godly jewel that simply has no price.

Now, there are so many different ways to discuss such a great woman, but I want to focus on the importance of being a virtuous woman as a whole and then a virtuous woman for 1 Godly man. In life, we have always dreamt (most of us) of our prince charming sweeping us off our feet and living in our house with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids. That's great and all, but somewhere along the lines, we lose focus. We are so caught up in wanting this great man, we don't focus on just us becoming great. I just finished reading this POWERFUL book about Ruth ( The Romance of Redemption by Diana Hagee) and home girl broke it down. We HAVE to trust God with who our mate is to be. There is no other way around it. True indeed, we all have our "types", but at the end of the day, if its not a God thing, then it doesn't matter.

Could you imagine being on a game show and being given the opportunity to pick a prize out of just 2 boxes. Both boxes are wrapped differently, each unique in a certain way. 1 box is nicer than the other, but something in you is telling you, you need to pick that box. The box that's not so extravagant. It's like you hear a small still voice saying, " Box 2, pick it, just Trust me", and you do. Before the game show host reveals to you what's in the box you chose, you get to see what was in the other box. Box #1 has a great career, job, and even a house! So you are like "MAN! I shoulda picked that box!" But you keep believing God that you made the right decision. And then the game show host reveals Box #2, your choice. Your stomach is rumbling and your heart is racing, you're hoping this is it! So your box's content is revealed and it's simply a golden key. So now you're like, "God, you play to much!", but then the back drop changes and it reveals 3 large golden doors. The nameplates on each door reads Love, Wealth, and Joy. Guess what, they key opens ALL those doors and more!

God is saying, if you trust me and read my word, I will give you the key that unlocks any door. No matter what your heart's desires are, if they are in my will, they shall be done. That is how I see it with life and in love, no matter what the circumstances may look like and no matter what people may say to come against what God has promised, it has to work out!

So, you must trust God that you are a virtuous woman and always conduct yourself as such. A virtuous woman must understand that she must be paired with a Godly man in order to fulfill her destiny. She must not fraternize with just any type of man. She knows that she is a priceless asset and must understand her worth. A virtuous woman trusts God to send her a Godly man. Not just any man, one that has been hand picked and carved by God himself.

In your life, strive to be all you can be, but above all be virtuous, that is who you were destined to be anyway. Each day is a journey. Take your time, learn all you can, and dream!

Forget fabulousity, I want virtuosity!

Ok....that's all..... lol . I will probably add more to this later :-)

~Virturously Fly.........

1 comment:

the YOUNG LIONESS said...

This truly makes my heart smile:-)