This week my husband has been working the morning shift, and while trying to stay awake while driving back from dropping him off, This has been my Wake-Up-And-Worship-Song.
The first time I played it on Monday, I was just blown away by the lyrics - so simple, yet so true. I wept while singing the lyrics. This morning, I played in the car with my husband (because I woke up late and was barely awake) and after repeating it, I noticed that my husband was getting teary-eyed too. I pray it blesses you as much as it did us. = )
The post below is from a journal entry on March 2, 2010, again compiled with more blogsessing (blogging & processing). In The previous post I shared about how I was praying and seeking to abide in Him, this is the continuation of that. That night (march 1st) my husband asked me what Scripture I was meditating on. Lol, I don't think He was prepared at 1 am for how much I shared (what I blogged). On March 2nd, I was still praying and pondering what it meant to Die to the flesh, and why did it seem like I was handling everything so....poorly, and was so exhausted.
Be blessed. Grace, Peace, and Love. To God be the Glory!
I started to pray and contemplate why it felt as if I was handling everything so poorly. I was exhausted. I needed more of this refreshment. I am a new wife [our 3 month anniversary is tomorrow!- the 12th!] but since getting married, adjusting to more responsibility and accountability has been somewhat more difficult (?) than I anticipated. It's not just marriage, but God is moving more in the ministry since I've gotten married and it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all i need to.
While in prayer over what I shared with my husband, brushing my teeth before a shower, God gave me another revelation. Yes, in the bathroom again, lol.God is so Good!
A couple of years ago, I started praying to become a Proverbs 31 Woman. More so, I had taken on the handle of Proverbs3110Gal. I had a blog of that title, and email, messenger ID's, I prayed every day to become just that a proverbs 31:10 woman. I Began to Ask the Lord, "was it premature?" to desire to become that? to pray for it? I was still single, had no children, did I have the right to pray it?
Everything seemed to be going great as I endeavored to become that woman. I earnestly sought to become her. Then God showed me - I had become attacked with those doubts! Somewhere along the lines I had dropped the ball and stop praying it for myself. It wasn't God who had wanted me to stop praying it! Then He began to show me what exactly I had been praying for:
A Proverbs 31 Woman is a Good Steward - in all her ways!
|Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies.|
|The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.|
|She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.|
|She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.|
|She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.|
|She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.|
|She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.|
|She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.|
|She perceiveth that her merchandise [is] good: her candle goeth not out by night.|
|She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.|
|She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.|
|She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet.|
|She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple.|
|Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.|
|She maketh fine linen, and selleth [it]; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.|
|Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.|
|She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.|
|She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.|
|Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.|
|Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.|
|Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.|
|Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.|
Small by JJ Heller, what I'm listening to right now