When I sit down to read the Bible, I almost always find myself going back to Proverbs 31:10-31 at some point during my reading. I am constantly rereading this passage and asking the Lord to show me how to be a woman that honors him. One thing has always, always stuck out to me:
31:25-26 – She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
That’s who I want to be. Of course, the entire passage stirs my heart and challenges me to grow. I want to be all of it! But there’s something about those verses that catches me and I just hope that I can be that kind of woman. Oh, to be clothed with strength and dignity! To laugh at the days to come – to not worry, to not be anxious or fret about plans. I long to speak with wisdom; I want to speak with faithful instruction. I want to bless those around me – to exude love and mercy and strength of character.
Also, when recently considering Titus 2:3-5, I was struck by something. Where are the older women? The only people I can recall that have truly sought me out, to walk alongside me and help me learn to do the things Paul speaks of in this passage, are my mother and my aunt. While I appreciate them and what they’ve done, I’m a bit confused. I’ve grown up in the church. Why have I not seen this being modeled more? I’m a bit troubled by it – but my point, really, is that it’s made me realize that I want to strive to become that kind of woman when I am older. I want to spend my life learning to be a good wife, mother, and keeper of the home – all the while, helping to train up other wives, mothers, and keepers of the home.
I have quite a few things rolling around in my brain right now and I’m hoping that this post made at least a little bit of sense!
I need to go rock a baby to sleep. 🙂