Monday, December 12, 2011

Proverbs 31

A couple weeks ago the Victoria's Secret Runway Show 2011 was on T.V.
I recorded it and watched it the next day because I've been going to bed SUPER early lately. (it was on at like 9:00pm and I didn't want to stay up until 10. Yes, I know I'm turning into an old hag as my coworker likes to call me). Hah. Anyway, I was oohing and ahhing over all the super skinny, uber sexy, awesomely good looking models and the super cute bra's and panties they were wearing...

and then I started to feel bad about myself. I started comparing myself to these women, one of which had a child 4 months prior (yep that's her in the picture) and STILL looked better than I do post pregnancy by 3 years! I'm not gonna lie, it kind of bummed me out. It took all the fun out of enjoying the cute bra's and panties and made me self conscious. Now let me just say that I know by no means am I overweight. I started to pray about God either helping me have the time/energy to change the way I looked and felt about myself or give me the serenity to accept the fact that I have had a baby and my body is good enough for my husband. (which he tells me all the time I look beautiful and that I don't need to go on any diets).

Well this morning God answered my prayers.

I stumbled on this this morning on Pinterest. 

God really knows how to answer prayers doesn't he...

Proverbs 31

 1The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
 2What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
 3Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
 4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
 5Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
 6Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
 7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
 8Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
 9Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
 10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
 11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
 12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
 13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
 14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
 15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
 16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
 17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
 18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
 19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
 20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
 21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
 22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
 23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
 24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
 25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
 26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
 27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
 28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
 29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
 30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
 31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

1 comment:

Les said...

I LOVE proverbs 31. This is so great Emily because I actually felt the same way you did watching this show a couple of weeks ago. Daniel came into the room while I was watching it and I said "Don't you want to watch the pretty models with me??" and he said "If you're not on there, then no." Sometimes he actually does say nice things haha!