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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How To Be a Treasure To Your Husband

Word Filled Wednesday:
Proverbs 31: 10 - "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."

A noble wife is rare and extraordinary - just like a ruby! A noble wife is a treasure to her husband - just like a ruby! Do you want to be extraordinary and a treasure to your husband? Then we need to learn to possess a NOBLE character!

Last week we began our walk through Proverbs 31 together. For the next 20 weeks on Wednesdays, we will look at the characteristics of a noble woman. So let me tell you what a wife of noble character does not look like!

1. She does not rival her husband.

2. She does not mope around and complain about her housework.

3. She does not overspend and put her family into debt.

4. She is not bored, discontent, greedy or selfish.

5. She does not gossip and slander others.

6. She does not spend her days doing leisurely shopping, texting, emailing, web browsing, watching late night movies, and sleeping in.
7. She does not criticize, mock, or disrespect her husband.
8. She does not have children and a husband who embarrass her.

9. She does not let her outer beauty takes precedence over her inner beauty.

10. She does not take God's word lightly.

A wife of noble character, who can find? She is rare! And when she is found - her value is priceless! She is a treasure to her husband! I want to be that ruby! In order to become like the Proverbs 31 woman, we must humble ourselves and see our flaws. We must be willing to change some things - our attitudes, our thought patterns, our work ethic, our words, and what we spend our time on. But by God's grace, you can become a woman of noble character! So for today, begin by evaluating yourself against the list above. Which character quality are you weak in? Pray and ask God for the strength to change in 2010!

Walk with the King!

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Blogger SnoWhite said...

thanks for sharing this today.

January 13, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger NJohnson said...

I love this! I do find my self complaining more than need be. I know I shouldn't. When I get stressed,I sometimes get anxious with my family.This is definitely something I need to work on. Thank you for sharing!

January 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I like how you wrote them out so clearly. This is some good food for thought today.

January 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger lori said...

This was wonderful and what a blessing for ME today...You know I want to be that precious ruby and you and I both know THAT takes work!

This was truly a blessing!

January 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Devildogwife said...

Overall, this is a good post, but I always find in interesting that people post about not sleeping in, but they don't post about going to bed early. ;)

I stay up late to get things done instead of waking up really early. (I naturally accomplish much more at night than in the morning.)

We need to make sure that whatever we do is honoring to God and our husband -- that will look different for each person/family.

January 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I appreciated what you said about not rivaling her husband. It saddens me when I see this happen. In modern-day America, women seem to have a need to compete with their husbands. The words of Jesus come to mind about a "house divided against itself cannot stand."
I don't see how we can be unified when we are in competition with each other, do you?

You site is so refreshing. Thank you for this!

January 13, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Great post, tahnsk for sharing!

January 13, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Michele Williams said...

Thank you for sharing this much needed devo today. I can truly see your heart. God bless you..

January 13, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great study I my friend and I are going to go over this with our daughters. Thank You the time and effort you have put into this.

January 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Prudence said...

I just had two items for myself, in an online shopping cart, but something said don't buy these! I went to check my blog and saw the title of your latest post and thought alright how can I be a treasure. Then I read it and realized I made the right decision.

January 13, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Awesome post today! Thinking of what I need to work on...

January 13, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

A great WFW ~

January 14, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

6. She does not spend her days doing leisurely shopping, texting, emailing, web browsing, watching late night movies, and sleeping in.
Guilty of 80% of this list. I am slowly working on changing my work habits and for sure need to put a timer on my computer time!

thanks for a great post.

January 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

*She does not spend her days doing leisurely shopping, texting, emailing, web browsing, watching late night movies, and sleeping in.*
Awwww...Can't I just a little bit??? ;)
Always enjoy reading your posts! This just struck me as funny because unfortunately this is the view I think a lot of people hold about stay-at-home wives/mothers. This is far from the truth for most of us!
Every now and then I have gotten a "day off" and it doesn't last- simply because I don't want it to! Taking care of my family is hard work but worth it- thanks for your posts and encouraging words!

January 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how you give God the glory concerning becoming a treasure to our husbands! It is Him that helps us to make these changes. I have learned that I can not do it on my own. But, with His help, I can be who He wants me to be and who my husband needs me to be! It's so wonderful to see someone who is FOR our marriages! Thank you!

February 25, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Traci Michele said...

Great stuff! I love God's Word!


March 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Lady-in-the-Making said...

Okay...W.O.W. I just found your blog 'by accident'. I'm stunned and amazed. What an inspiration you are!

I'm about 10 years older than you but you are teaching me!

I will be doing the Proverbs 31 study a little late, but better late than never.

Beautiful post. I'll be visiting very often.

God bless you!

April 1, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Chichi {From Now Till I Do} said...

Just discovered your blog. It has been so inspiring. I get married next month and it is my desire to become the P31 wife.

This post has really challenged me and some of my current behaviours which need to change!

Thanks again and look forward to reading more from the series.

May 8, 2010 at 2:35 AM  

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