Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Praying for his wife.

What should she look like?

More importantly, what does Christ ask of her? And does she ask Him to help her be what He intended her to be?

My husband. And the woman he married. Do I think about these things? Do I strive for them? Even in today's circumstances ... in different seasons of life?

She takes care of her home and runs it well. She knows how to buy and sell and make wise investments. She keeps herself healthy and strong and dresses attractively. She works diligently and has skills which are marketable. She is giving and conscientiously prepares for the future. She contributes to her husband's good reputation. She is strong, solid, honorable, and not afraid of growing older. She speaks wisely and kindly. She doesn't sit around doing nothing, but carefully watches what goes on in her home. Her children and her husband, they praise her. She doesn't rely on charm and beauty but knows that the fear of the Lord is what is most attractive. She supports her husband and still has a fruitful life of her own which speaks loudly for itself. {Proverbs 31, paraphrased}

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