Friday-Week 4

Posted: August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.”  Proverbs 31:30-31

Well I went to post today’s study from good morning girls on here and it said page was not found.  So, not sure what is going on but we will wing it together.  

Do you or you know someone who thinks they are much charming than others?  And maybe beauty is more important to them than other things?  The first thing that pops into my mind is someone who is always wanting to shop.  Most women I know want to shop all the time.  I personally am NOT a shopper.  I have to thank God for this because if I was a shopper I would be in debt above my eyeballs.  I see women who are stressed or upset about things happening in their lives and they turn to shopping as an escape.  Then, after the indulging money spending they come home to a angry husband that is trying to go through the bills.  

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We tend to take matters into our own hands at times.  We think we can fix our own problems.  We even think our problem is too little or too big for God to even talk to Him about it.  God wants us to go to Him for EVERYTHING!  Whether it be an upset stomach or a tragic car accident.  He does not want you to wait, HE wants you NOW!  

The woman’s works are known and appreciated in the gates.  The second half of the verse tells us we will be rewarded for our good works.  It will be a personal reward.  It will be a public honor.  The works of being deceitful with your charm or being vain with your beauty is not an act of good works.  God is warning us to not let this take place.  Just because you have a small waist, smooth complexion, toned body, gorgeous hair, etc. does not make you able to use that to get what you want from others.  This just means you don’t have to work as hard as others.  Each one of us are beautiful in our different ways.  It may not be looks but someone’s personality.  This never means to use these powers that God has given us to get what we want.

Next time you get upset or whatever the case may be, look toward God instead of the credit card in your wallet.  Go volunteer at a women’s shelter.  Maybe even see if you can get a salon day for a woman at the woman’s shelter to make her feel good.  Take the money you would spend on yourself and spend it to help someone else.  You get the best of both worlds… You are still shopping but you are doing it for someone else.  And think of how much love you are giving to the person you are helping.  It will make you feel good about yourself and take your mind off of what is bothering you.  

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Today think of something or someone you can help.  Whether it be volunteer or go to a store a get a nice outfit for someone at a shelter.  Maybe even go pick someone up and help them find a job or pay a bill they are struggling to pay.  If we all did this for one person think about how the world would be.  What are some other ideas you have?  Please share.

We are all brothers and sisters!! It’s time we start acting like it.

MUCH LOVE!

 

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