Friday, May 27, 2011
Proverbs 31 Woman Faith Blog Hop
Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from (blogger's name) if you are following the hop. If you just happen to have fallen here go to the beginning of the hop over at paper Tree House Studio.
At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you Will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the Proverbs 31 woman, and may you find that you are indeed everything He designed you to be.
This is how the hop works:
Below you will find the list of the beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop. In order to qualify to receive them you must be a follower of the blog and you must leave a comment. Know that if you are announced as the winner of a prize you are responsible for contacting us in order for us to make the prize go your way.
Here are our sponsors:
Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit (valued at $45)
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Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Album
Sweet Stamper: Stampin' Up Stamp Set
Now let's get the hop started! :)
The woman described in Proverbs 31 seems to be perfect! She works hard for her family, keeps up with the house, makes sure that the entire family is fed, is respected by others and her husband, and the list goes on... It can be very overwhelming to try to attain her status- which leaves many of us feeling as though we do not amount to God's standards. If you are anything like me, you too have felt as though there is always something that is just not right in your womanhood. Maybe you are not sweet enough, or neat enough, or submissive enough, or clean enough... Whatever label you do not amount to it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.
God did not put this part of Scripture in the Bible so that we would draw away from Him filled with shame due to our incapacity to do what He expects of us. On the contrary, I have become every day more certain that He inspired these words because He wants to show us His Grace. The truth is: we all fall short of the Glory of God and there is not even one that is good amongst us. He KNEW this when He made us and when He decided to save us- and in this He loved us.
The proverbs 31 woman is meant to be a reminder of how much we need Christ! God desires that we would be women like the one portrayed there, and He knew that these areas would be our weaknesses, so He gave us this map of virtues so that we would not conform to the world but allow Him to transform us. The Bible teaches that in our weaknesses He is strong! My prayer is that you would allow the Lord to show you those areas where you indeed fail so that in turn you would learn to be mesmerized by His great strength. You will be doing things you never imagined when you fully rely on Him. In Him you already are the Proverbs 31 Woman you so desire to be. May He show you that truth today as He heals you from all insecurities.
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Lisa Peters: http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
I have struggled so much this month with accepting the truths the Lord says about who I am as a woman. Being a mom of two children under the age of 4, owning a business, being a teacher, and trying to be an artist can become very overwhelming. I end up feeling worn, torn, and exhausted - not at all like the woman found in Proverbs 31. But as I sat to create my project, the Lord gave me a beautiful image of how He sees me: He whispered tenderly in my ear "you are worth far more than ruby!". It is truly a privilege to be able to be called the daughter of the ultimate King of kings! The One that cares enough about the little things because He knows that we live our lives here - in the little so that in turn He can be seen as He is: HUGE! May you too see how you are made to be worth far more than rubies! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment and become my follower and I will consider you for a drawing I will have in search of the winner of a surprise RAK! Be blessed!!
Your next stop is Jessie's Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)
Love in Christ,