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I read this this morning from my devotional materials. It was like speaking to me so much. I have been carrying baggages that I don't want and some baggages maybe what God wants me to continue carrying. This is really the right time for me to figure out what I should carry and what I shouldn't. Hope this will encourage some of you too.
*Extracted from Praying For Purpose For Women.*
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10 a]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
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.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
I can truly see this nobleness in my mum. She is blameless and work day and night for all of us. So that we will not feel hungry, cold or lack of anything. Will I be able to be such a woman too? I often feel that being a female is not easy. When her child is admitted to the hospital, she has to be there no matter which ward the child is in. She has to be there wherever her child is, be it in school, at home, play and etc. Even if her physical is not there with her child, her heart is there because she will never feel safe for letting her child to be alone. May the hard work of our mothers and all ladies be appreciated.
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"All great languages undergo change. Those languages which resist the spirit of change are doomed and will never produce great harvest of thought and literature." -Rabindranath Tagore
16 January 2010
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4"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "
6And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
Because of her persistence, she was finally granted justice by an evil judge. This story about persistence will remind us to pray continually with expectant faith.
When we persevere to the end, our character improved along the way. God has assigned to us certain purposes in life for which he expects loyalty and commitment. The attitude that grows through perseverance is, there's no turning back from what God asks!
Romans 5: 3- 4
Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character; and character; hope.