Thursday, May 19, 2011

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman Challenge: Day 1

I have been pondering much on what it means to be a "Proverbs 31 woman". The character qualities and actions that are necessary. It has been a weight on my mind that this is becoming a lost trait in wives and mothers. I know there are many wives and mothers out there that desire to be the women that is spoken of in these verses. I will be going through each verse of  Proverbs 31's "The Wife of Noble Character" and examining what each verse is telling us and how we can become that woman. I would like to challenge each of you  to do the challenge with me. 

Day 1: Verses 10-11

10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value. ~ Proverbs 31: 10-11
What a statement!  What does it mean to have worth far more than rubies? What is God telling us here? If our worth is far above rubies and our husbands have full confidence in us what should that look like in our home?  In a day when many of us women have grown up having been told things such as "we can do/be anything we want", or "we deserve to be treated like a princess", or "you do whatever makes you happy", it is easy to forget God's Word and what He tells us...
  • "We deserve to be treated like a princess" -As sinners, we deserve nothing, all we have is by the grace of God and His tender mercies on us.
  • "We can do/be anything we want" -Our purpose is to grow to serve God and fulfill His plan for us.
  • "You do whatever makes you happy" - If we do everything that makes us "happy" we will end up engulfed in sin and selfish desires. Satan loves to tell us what will make us happy but it always ends in hurt and disappointment. 
Many women today feel as though they should be pampered and should not have to work in their home. When we grow up hearing the ways of the world and not the ways of God this is fully expected and takes a real conscious effort in order to take on the attitude of serving your family.  
So my challenge to you today is to find three ways to help your husband to "have full confidence in you" and make sure he lacks nothing of value.

My Three

  1. Get up each morning before my husband and make sure he has a good, full breakfast before he goes to work.
  2. Ask My husband if there is anything I can do for him at least once a day.
  3. Do a 15 minute tidy up each day before he comes home from work.
I would love if you would share with me what your three things will be. I would love to pray for you on this journey!  As we journey to serve the Lord and our families may we lift each other up and pray for each other.

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. ~Proverbs 14:1



  1. Thank You for posting this. I believe that walking with another lady, like yourself will help me as well.
    My first two of the three is much like yours with the added that my number one is added with making sure the household work is already on it's way & that I am tidy as well.
    my number three is to write to my husband nightly ((which I am sure will change once he is home from is deployment but will always keep being added as we are one of those lucky military couple that spends more time in separate houses then at home))

    Again, thank you. I will keep you posted as I follow your Challenge


  2. Hi Rebecca! I am sorry that I am just now responding to you in NOVEMBER! I do have plans to get back on this! Our Family had an unexpected emergency that put us away from home since July. I would like to read about that experience I would love to share with you what God has been doing in our life!
    You can read all about it it here...

    God bless you and I hope to see you around more!