Friday, 22 July 2011

Proverbs 31 - I have been challenged!

This is my last post in my journey through Proverbs.  I hope it has been as rewarding for you as it has for me.  I would like to thank all the ladies I have met in the bloggy community out there.  You have inspired me, you have encouraged me, you have taught me, and you have challenged me.


I feel challenged to up my game:
  • To spend more time in the word
  • To think about what I say and to whom I say it
  • To be a light in this mixed up world
  • To be a better example to my kids
  • To make positive Godly changes
  • To cut out compromise
  • To practice grace and mercy
  • To reach out into my community and get my hands dirty
  • To be a better wife
  • To write more passionately about my Lord and Saviour
  • To see God in others and try to let them see Him in me
  • To judge less and accept others more
  • To be more grateful
  • To be more thankful and show it
  • To pray more
  • To up my 'domestic goddess' acumen

Your testimonies and insights have inspired me and humbled me.  I sometimes feel sorry for myself and think 'woe is me!'  But your stories and heart break has given me perspective in my own life.  Your desire to encourage others and be good wives and mothers is excellent.  If I am looking for examples of the Proverbs 31 woman, you guys are it!  


You all are her - the Prov 31 woman! 

So take this encouragement from me - keep up the good work - you are sowing into God's Kingdom in ways you cannot even imagine.  I am speaking to every person who follows my blog and to all those whose blogs I follow and every other woman out there doing the sowing, watering and planting of God's word.  Your Father in heaven knows your hearts and smiles.


Prov 31 v 26:  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
Prov 31 v 30:  Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

God bless you all ladies
Tracy

17 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy, can you believe I used to really dislike Proverbs 31 and now I really love it! God has truly changed my heart :) I am so glad he did...
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. I do believe I've said before (hehe) that I love Proverbs. It has such common sense ways of living that we actually do need reminding of. You have found some pretty great goals to learn from proverbs :)

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  3. So what have you got for us next? Psalms?

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  4. I have enjoyed your sharing of Proverbs and I am happy to hear you have been challenged to grow even deeper in the Lord, one thing we should never do and that is be satisfied with where we are in GOD..We must go from glory to glory...

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  5. Hi Marja - The prov 31 woman is a tough goal to attain but maybe by reaching for the stars, we might get the ceiling. Enjoy your weekend too.

    Hi Kelly - I also love proverbs for much the same reasons as you. Have an awesome weekend

    Hi Stefanie - well now, there are way too many psalms for that attempt. Maybe in 5 years time. Happy birthday

    Hi Desiray - I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you got something out of it. Have a great weekend

    God bless precious ladies
    Tracy

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  6. I have enjoyed going through Proverbs with you Tracy. Keep studying and sharing from His Word. Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. Your reflections and your choice of photos for your study through Proverbs have been a blessing and a challenge to all of us who have been following. Thanks so much!
    Can't wait to read what your next blogging topic will be!
    Blessings!
    Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

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  8. I haven't read enough of the Proverbs, not nearly as much as the Gospels, Epistles, or Psalms...This post has encouraged me to read them
    "Your Father in heaven knows your hearts and smiles."~ Thanks for this reassurance. :)

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  9. This is great ... I would love it if you linked up with 'Inspire me' here - http://heartsoulexchange.blogspot.com/p/inspire-me.html

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  10. Hi Lisa - thank you, that means a lot coming from you, pastor's wife. Thanks for the encouragement

    Hi Pam - thank you for your generous words. I truly appreciate them and they are very encouraging to me. 'watch this space' (pressure, pressure!?!?

    Hi Jade, so glad you're visiting. I love Proverbs. Its so practical and relates so closely to life you can't fail to get something out of it. I'll be visiting back soon

    HI Heart and Soul - would love to. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Hi Salviano - unfortunately I don't understand Portuguese(?), but thanks for commenting anyway

    Thank you Ladies for all the encouragement. You are a blessing to me.
    Tracy

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  11. This is my first visit, so I didn't have the opportunity to read through your Proverbs posts as you shared them. I have read through several while visiting, and was blessed. Thank you for sharing, I'll pop back in soon.

    God bless!

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  12. Hi Jennifer - thank you for your sweet comment. I'm glad you were blessed. I'll be bouncing over to visit you back.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  13. Tracy - Thanks for sharing Proverbs w/ us & bringing life to the light of His truth! What a challenge you have given us...I always love a good challenge!...to be a reflection of Him & to go out & do His work. I will miss Proverbs...but can't wait to see where you are headed next.. Blessings Always ~ Jen

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  14. Hi Jen - I'm glad you enjoyed my journey through Proverbs. Next is coming up on Monday
    God bless
    Tracy

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  15. Several years ago I wrote (but haven't tried to publish it yet) a little book on Proverbs. I learned so much. Reading your blog today makes me think I need to go back over it!

    By the way, thank you for your kind words on my blog today!

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  16. Hi Tracy:

    I didn't find your blog until you were well into the Proverbs posts, but I certainly enjoyed reading the last few.

    Looking forward to your next series!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Esther Joy - I appreciate the comment. One can always go over Proverbs again, and again, and...

    Hi Joan - Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement. Look forward to chatting again.

    God bless
    Tracy

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