God has been showing me my heart and has asked me to take a walk with Him through Proverbs 31. I want and strive to be a woman after God's own heart and to be the mother and wife my family so desperately needs. I asked the Lord to show me where He wants me to go. He took me to the study entitled "My Second Love: A Proverbs 31 Study"... A journey I am desiring to take and I pray the Lord changes my heart; bringing Him honor and glory; showing others His love, mercy, and grace thru this change. I want to use my blog as an accountability, as I will not be doing this study with a group of ladies, just solo. So I'm not sure if anyone even reads my blog, but I pray this will be suitable for my accountability. May the Lord be glorified!!
I started the study last night and worked on the Preface/Introduction today. Here are my thoughts and notes on the Preface/Introduction...
Preface: Biblical Submission: What is it and What it's Not
The bullet point that stood out to me the most was: A wife will consider her husband and his needs more important than hers. (Phil 2:3) This is a simple idea/thought/characteristic. It means to be self-less. Something the Lord is revealing to me that I must work on. Yes, I want to regard my husband needs greater than mine. But then I think, I'm the one pregnant, in intense discomfort and pain, have to deal with Lil Peanut's craziness of this new attitude she has started to have. Shouldn't he be the one who should consider my needs above his? Well, you can plainly see in Phil 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves, that is not where my heart should be. Those thoughts are of satan and God wants me to surrender them to Him. I pray O Lord, that I will count SuperDaddy's needs more important than myself and learn to serve him wholeheartedly!
From the preface: "a wife who is not practicing biblical submission will become the source of one of the most horrid things – causing the word of God to be reviled (Titus 2:3-5)."
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart