Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Beautiful for Thee

I am striving to be like this woman on Proverbs 31. I have seen few friends (Abbie Nicholson and Clare Lazenby) following a great example of her.

Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.

She will do him good and not evil
all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.

She is like the merchants' ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:
her candle goeth not out by night.

She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretcheth our her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Strength and honor are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands;



Keith & Julie Loveless said...

This is one of my favorite passages and my goal.

You have a beautiful family. I can almost smell the field behind you in the photograph.

Have a good day!

m.e (Cathie) said...

gorgeous photo!!

thank you for your sweet comment

Stardust said...

You know, the idea of God's beauty of woman is such a tall call, it beats the role of a man in a way I suppose. Not easy being one, but I get you completely, and know that it's our desire of becoming one. Press on.

Cuisine Paradise said...

Yes Sister, I totally agreed with what stardust say.... Press On and we will see the best of what the Lord can make us into..... :)

Ayie said...

what a beautiful family!!