I’m so so blessed by reading Proverbs 31 today. It’s like my heart is bursting.
Sandwiched between these 2 verses is the description of this amazing woman!! How to ever be like her?
A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman–who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.
Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting],
▶️ but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!
Proverbs 31:10, 30
Then I saw her secret. And it’s so good. So simple. So liberating. So inspiring.
WHEN YOU SEE A BIG JESUS, YOU HAVE BIG CAPACITY.
Isn’t He lovely? Isn’t He wonderful?
Haha, I started singing now.
It’s from the inside out. Working out all that he has already deposited in us. Amen.
Amen! His promises prove true!
We don’t have to let our feelings dictate us. They are just feelings. They come and they go, adding spice to life. 😉 Our feelings are not the truth; His Word is.
Fun fact: Of all predators, lions are the least afraid of anything. – They are confident and secure. And that’s exactly what the Hebrew word translated as ‘bold’ in English means. The word also means ‘to trust’.
Yup, the righteous in Christ – that’s the believer – is secure and confident in Him. We live a life of trust. His perfect love drives away every fear. We are on victory ground together with Christ.
To me, this verse speaks of the power of togetherness. We are made to need others and to be a blessing to others. Together we stay sharp and shiny, as we keep on pointing each other to the Lord and His love for us.
“Recycle silliness” Haha. There, but for the grace of God, go I.
The origin of the quote, “There but for the grace of God go I,” is attributed to John Bradford.
Bradford’s quote was prompted when he saw a group of criminals being led to their executions. Little did he know how true his quote, and the context in which he said it, was.
John Bradford was an English preacher born in 1510 who at the age of 45 was executed by Queen Mary (of Bloody Mary fame) by burning at the stake.
▶️His crime was preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and exposing England as a nation that had forsaken God. At that moment in his life, on ▶️July 15th 1555, the grace of God was sufficient for John Bradford as he gave up the ghost to enter an eternal paradise.
Hearing the good news can indeed be described as cold water to a weary soul.
Do you remember how it was for you to hear this wonderful news for the first time? Or the first time it hit home?
Hearing (continuously) the Word of Christ – the Gospel – is wisdom and guards our heart.
In life we get to decide whether we want to flow with God’s ways, or if we want to do things our own way.
Flowing with the Lord and His ways is to humble ourselves and acknowledging that ‘You know best, Lord. I believe that you love me. I trust you. I am yours. I may not always understand, but I know you do. I am lost without you. I am utter dependent upon you.’ —> The fruit of flowing with the Lord – rather than with our emotions, our personality, our intellect, our experiences, our circumstances – is riches and honor (weightiness) and life.
This reminds me of what pastor Prince has been sharing on: The battle is the Lord’s. 🙌🏼