Friday, June 8, 2012
I want to share with you that many did not publicly accept the challenge, but over 50 women were participating at any given time! This study will be left online, so if you want to recommend it to that Sister who just wants to push herself to go higher, it will still be available.
I would love your feedback on the challenge, what you learned, what God revealed to you while studying, and where you grew. Feel free to drop me a line here or on FB or Twitter, where yes, more young ladies were participating! I'd love to hear from you!
If you would like to join me for another Challenge, go to www.thenextgenerationleaders.blogspot.com
Beginning June 11th, we will kick off our S.A.L.T. Sessions (Spirit and Life Truths) with the Charity Challenge! Stay tuned for more and subscribe now to the blog to get the updates delivered to you!
I thank you for my precious Sisters in You, for every woman who took the challenge. I pray your abundant favor, grace, and increase on their lives, as they go out and make your name great in every sphere of influence they operate in. Keep them, continue to speak into them and reveal your intent and purposes for them beyond this study in Jesus Name, AMEN!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Shantae is worth far more than rubies.
11 Robert has full confidence in me
and lacks nothing of value.
12 I bring him good, not harm,
all the days of my life.
13 I selects household goods
14 I am like the merchant ships,
bringing my food from afar.
15 Shantae gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for those she oversees.
16 Shantae considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 I set about my work vigorously;
my arms are strong for my tasks.
18 I sees that my trading is profitable,
and my lamp does not go out at night.
19 In my hand I holds the reigns
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 the blood of Christ.
22 Shantae makes what her house needs for covering;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Robert is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 Shantae makes creative things and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with goods.
25 Shantae is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction and kindness is on her tongue.
27 Shantae watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Shantae's children, natural and spiritual arise and call her blessed;
Robert also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but Shantae surpasses them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but Shantae, who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor Shantae for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
"There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!"
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Reflect: One of the things that can put a smile on your face faster than anything else is a compliment. For the Virtuous Woman, "Thank You's & I Appreciate You" can vary. You may be too busy to hear the applause for being encumbered by many things or on the other hand you may be in a place in your life where it seems as if no one is noticing how much time, effort, and mindpower you put into running your office, your school, your household well. Rest assured God knows and he cares. As I reflect back on my years in teaching, one thing that has kept me encouraged is the letters, cards, and even the return of some of my most difficult students back to the classroom to say, "Thank You!" Whether you have natural children, adopted children, god-children, or like me, children who adopted YOU, someone notices the care and concern you show. So, My Sister, don't be weary in well-doing for you will reap if you do not faint. If you're married and it seems as though the praise has stopped flowing, talk with your spouse and communicate your feelings, and remember that praise flows both ways. If you're single, well, this is definitely a characteristic that you want to look for. The mate God has ordained for you may love you, flaws and all, but he will also point out and praise what is good about you. This is part of a healthy relationship. So, Sisters, take heart and continue the work that God has graced you for, making every effort to walk out a life that is worthy of praise!
Monday, June 4, 2012
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
- not working or in use: not working, operating, producing, or in use
- lazy and unwilling to work
- frivolous: frivolous and a waste of time
Sunday, June 3, 2012
26 She opened her mouth to wisdom; and the law of mercy is in her tongue. (She opened her mouth with wisdom; and the law of love, or of kindness, is upon her tongue.)
- binding or enforceable rule: a rule of conduct or procedure recognized by a community as binding or enforceable by authority
- a piece of legislation