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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Creative Counterpart - Proverbs 31 Woman

Did you know that it was Abraham Lincoln who said, "And all that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother?"

Many times in today's society and advertising, housewife has become a dirty word. Because of this, women may begin to question herself, her role, and life in general. She may become frustrated.

The Bible tells us that woman was created to be a helpmate (creative counterpart) to man. The largest example of this is the Proverbs 31 woman. A woman who it may seem to be impossible to aspire toward. Not so, these verses describe what happened over this woman's lifetime. She didn't accomplish all these tasks in a day.

What I hope for you to take away from this bible study, is how God sees you. How you can strive to become the Creative Counterpart the Bible teaches us to become. Each chapter of this book by Linda Dillow covers so much information. We won't take each chapter at a time, but pieces. Let's look in more depth at the Proverbs 31 woman. I encourage you to read these verses and refresh your memory.

Before we actually get into the study, I'd like to pose a question. What are your thoughts on a woman's role in this world we live in? Here's mine. Oftentimes, I become frustrated, feeling overwhelmed at all that is expected of me. I feel pulled in many directions. But when I take the time to slow down and see that God has given me all the tools and guidelines in His word, I find the stress of juggling many hats, much easier to do.

We all get frustrated; engineers, pilots, teachers. Are we frustrated because of the job, or because of the boredom of a job done poorly without imagination. During this study, we will learn the joys of being a wife, mother, woman, daughter of the King!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sister lent me this book, and it gave the answer I was reaching for that I missed in other similar books: What exactly am I to do and how?

I have been going about things in the wrong order and getting caught up in whatever my latest obsession was. I knew, deep down, my focus was off, but I wanted to do whatever whenever, especially since I did not feel my husband was not doing what I thought he should be doing. I will be watching to see where you go with your study, and BTW, nice blog.

CHickey said...

Thanks, anonymous!