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
Day 30 on the #3030challenge! There were some days I felt like throwing in the towel. At times I wondered if this challenge was really getting me anywhere. I mean I still feel pain. I still have unanswered prayers. I have good days and bad. But what have I gained since April 1, 2016?
What good did studying the Bible regularly do me?
It increased my Biblical knowledge. When I open my mouth to speak about my faith, I feel like I’m less likely to make a fool of myself in front of people. That’s always a good thing, right?
If you read my post Oh, Hamburgers, then you know I have a difficult time saying no to yummy food after bland dieting.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
The fruit of righteousness? Why not the Milano dark chocolate cookies of righteousness? 😥
Haha, just a little joke. But seriously.
Now I fully understand what Paul meant when he said, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15)
I know what I need to do to obtain the results I want, but instead I indulge in stuff that sets me back. Ugh.
What a powerful word in and of itself. I chose to study hope because for a brief period in my life, I didn’t feel like I had it. I mean I was reading the Bible and praying, but couldn’t see past the past. Certainly not enough to have hope for the future.
But God gives us all a reason to hope, even if we don’t see it.
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. (Psalm 40:1-2)
The Bible is full of God making promises, humans losing hope, only to have those promises fulfilled by God in His perfect timing.
In my former post a wonderful commenter mentioned Proverbs 22:6:
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
I loved it so much that I was inspired to do tonight’s study on child-rearing in accordance with the Bible. Needless to say, Proverbs 22:6 is probably my favorite verse. It’s concise and applies in every situation when it comes to raisin’ babies.
I’m aware that I’m not going to be around to look over baby’s shoulder every minute of every day all of her life. Eventually she’s going to have to go out in the world and make her own choices.
In a world where appearances are everything and substance is a turn off, I decided to go to the Bible for advice on beauty. Because God’s idea of beauty is far superior than any earthly person’s view on it.
It was the best beauty treatment 30 minutes of my time could get.
- Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)
- Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. (Ezekiel 28:17-18)
- Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)