(in)Couraging you to fear the Lord

Yes, ladies.  Today, I want to encourage you to fear the Lord.

Why?

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."~ Proverbs 9:10

What happens when a woman fears or reverences God?

First and foremost girls,when we reverence God we gain wisdom and knowledge of God's ways.  We understand Him better.  When we understand Him better by having His wisdom and knowledge, we move as we should, being less selfish and more selfless.  All these things are pleasing to Him.  If we are moving in ways that are pleasing to God, we will certainly please our husband's {particularly if he is a believer} and we will find ourselves caring for them, our children and our home in more of a selfless manner.

I believe this is why we see the skills of the woman in Proverbs 31 highlighted. It shows us what God does for the woman who fears Him—respects Him.  We also see how God gives us our gifts to be a blessing to others and not just for our own benefit.  

Read what her husband says about her in verse 29-31.  He says, "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all.  Charm is deceitful beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.  Give her the product of her hands and let her works praise her in the gates."

Ladies this is her man talking about her.  Praising her.  The man who knew her, slept beside her.  The man who knew her good, bad and ugly. It was this man who recognized that his wife was a woman who feared and reverence the Lord.  And because of that reverence God blessed her with the gifts that we see her displaying in verses 10-27.

So what should we as Godly women strive for?  We should make it a habit to pray and ask God to give us the fear and reverence for Him so that we will be able to carry out what He has for our lives.

Need some (in)Couragement as a woman is your struggles?  Stop by our new Facebook Group and share your story with us so that we can pray for you.  If you want to be silent that okay too, just message me and I can pray for you like that.
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Bless you ladies :-)

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