One thing that is very helpful for me is memorizing bible verses. Because I have to repeat them over and over to memorize them, I often hear other sub-messages in the text that prompt me in life. Lately, I’ve been memorizing Proverbs 31. I love these verses. It reminds me what a great responsibility I have as a wife and mother. Here are some of the portions that stand out most to me:
“he trusts her and she will greatly enrich his life” – I love the reminder that a good wife makes her husband’s life better. I want my husband’s life to be better because I’m in it, not in spite of it.
“her lamp burns late into the night” – I love that she’s got a lot to do and is a hard worker. I’m also a night owl and completely agree with getting things done at night! 🙂
“she extends a hand to the poor, her arms are open to the needy” – This really resonated with me. I want to do a better job of serving others. I want to listen for opportunities to give my time to those in need and just generally be more like Jesus was on this earth.
“she laughs without fear of the future” – This is an area that I got another prick. I laugh a lot but typically not around areas where I’m concerned about my ‘what if’. It’s hard for these to go hand in hand with me. Either I’m easy going and fun but if I’m stressed about something, watch out. I’m easily rattled. (Ask my husband.) I want to be more faithful and confident in my future, even when ‘what ifs’ arise, because I know that God is at the center of it. I want to be able to truly laugh without fear of what I’m facing.
Has there been a scripture that’s really spoken to you lately or prompted you to action?