Christian women love comparing themselves to Proverbs 31. I think I would, too. Except Mrs. Proverbs 31 is a wife and I’m not. I’m a single mother. Some days it hurts knowing that I don’t have the perfect family. After all, no little girl says, “I wanna be a baby mama when I grow up.” But I do try to live a life as close to the Bible as possible.
Not just for me, but for my Nugget. I can’t raise her to love the Word if I’m living like a heathen. So I take the Bible and incorporate it into my life as best I can. Hoping that somewhere along the way my daughter will see the importance of following Christ. If I fail in every other area, at least she’ll have Jesus- which is really all she needs. Until then…
The Baby Mama of Noble Character
Based on Proverbs 31:10-31
10 A [baby mama] of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her [baby daddy] has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him
good, no harm,
all the [most] days of her life. baby steps, rae, baby steps
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar. keep food on the table
15 She [tries] to get up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants. if i had money for servants…
16 She considers a field and buys it; no impulsive spending
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. invest wisely
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks. work hard; eagerly, consistently
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy. don’t be stingy
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet. keep clothes on that baby’s back
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple. though, dark blue is her color
23 Her [future] husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.*i wish*
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes. business savvy
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; least it comes in my size
she can laugh at the days to come. lol, take that days!
26 She speaks with wisdom, easier said than done
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household diligent stewardess
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her [baby daddy] also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; focus on He who lasts, not that which flabs
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. fear the Lord above all else
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Disclaimer: What I posted here cannot be found verbatim in the Bible. This morning I was doing Bible study in Proverbs and these are my personal notes. Everything in red is what I jotted down for myself. I bolded and underlined portions I found especially significant. So… don’t be mad!