I should be more like that...

 An excellent wife, who can find? 
For her worth is far above jewels. 
Proverbs 31 : 10

The other day my sweet friend Ruthie wrote about the Proverbs 31 woman & it got me thinking..


I want to be an excellent wife...
I want the heart of my husband to trust me...
I want to do good, not evil...
I want to have strong arms...(don't believe me? read verse 17)
I want words of wisdom to leave my mouth...
I want to teach with kindness...
I want my children to bless me...
I want to FEAR the Lord...

I want to use the word "ironic" to explain this next sentence, but it's really not. It's really God.
I work for Thirty-One Gifts. Think about the name of that company. 
Yep, it's based off of the Proverbs 31 lady. And I get to call that my job.
I get to celebrate, encourage, & reward women anytime I have a party or deal with customers.
I strive daily to be more like that virtuous woman from the bible, it's a struggle.
Sometimes, I let my fear of people creep in and keep me from really sharing what my job is truly about. 
I don't share why I believe in the company & I why I joined.
When really, I should be fearing the Lord. I will have to answer for the many times I haven't shared the gospel with women who so desperately needed to hear it.
I'm ashamed.
I am definitely not anywhere near being that proverbs 31 woman, but with God's help I'm getting there.

This video was created after the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
I want that man to know just how special he is. God is using him to show women & young girls all around the world that their true worth, in the eyes of God has nothing to do with how great they look in very skimpy swimming suits (if you can even call them that). 

As you know young girls are on on my heart. I want to be a role model to them. 
A strong, Godly influence. 
I pray that a young man, like the one in the video, is being prepared by God to step in and give his heart to one of the girls, so that she can live out proverbs 31.


Erin said...

You are a wonderful influence on my life so you'd be a wonderful influence on their lives! :) so blessed to know you!

The Arizona Russums said...

love this post. what a cool movement. it's so reassuring to hear that there are a few men out there that get it. that have gospel desires!

Claire said...

I loved that video! What a sweet guy :) Love that he took the time to make that video. Such an important message!!!!