Where is your true north?
Welcome to your weekend Soul Sista devotional: The Proverbs 31 Series through the lens of the Passion translation.
We're going DEEPER to wrestle with what it means to 'do' womanhood well in today's world-gone-crazy! To choose to say yes, I AM who God says I AM. To believe that we are here to do sometimes hard & holy things. To be loved by God, and to live a life that tells others what its like to be loved by Him. To stand in the gap for others. And to live - truly LIVE - each and every day while keeping eternity in mind.
Soul scripture of the week: Proverbs 31:13 (The Passion Translation)
''She searches for what is pure and righteous. She delights in the work of her hands"
We are all searching for something. And all on a journey home: "One thousand roads lead into the wilderness and only one road leads home" (CS Lewis). '
So, beautiful one, what are YOU searching for? Do you know where your true north lies? Are you actively searching for what is pure and righteous? So we can be women who produce good fruit that the Lord truly delights in. Good fruit in our marriages, our families, our relationships, our communities, our works - and in our hearts. Sometimes we can spend so much time cultivating a life that looks shiny & "good" on the outside, but only we can know if our inner-world matches up to build legacy that lasts.
Lets go deeper - what is 'righteousness'?
Can we be powerful, relevant modern day women and truly LIVE this? Let's look at the Hebrew meaning of the word for greater illumination. We love one definition which speaks to a posture of stooping; bowing if you will. Are we willing to be women who are strong enough to seek the Lords' plans for our life? To surrender in all the best ways. With a trust that comes (not from weakness) but from believing that His character and heart for us is truly GOOD. That He cannot not be who He is. He cannot deny Himself. That we know. that we know that His plans & promises for our lives are always GOOD. And that His good always trumps our perceived 'great".
You never miss out from leaning in, but sometimes it does cost us something. Fresh trust, and new surrender. I don't know about you, but i want to be that woman who is strong enough to believe, and truly live a righteous faith that bows to the right & Holy things.
Where might you need to invite fresh courage, and new surrender into areas of your heart & life today? Is there something God has been pressing on? Ministering towards you? That it is time to seek; to stoop and surrender - to chase after the pure and righteous BEST for your life. Knowing that He's got your future planned for His glory squarely in His hands.
We love how Bob Goff says it, "If you are going to be a Proverbs 31 Woman, Jesus Christ is your true north".
Jesus, we come before you as women who want to live lives that reflect the Glory of all you are. To be women who's lives reflect the fruit of your love. All that is pure and righteous; as you alone are our true north and make our paths straight. We cast out any confusion this week, that we will feel the beauty of your Spirit working gently within us; guiding us into all Truth. So that our lives will be lives of meaning and honour, and that you will look at the work of our hands and see that it is GOOD :)
I can't wait to hear how you press into and chase after what is pure & righteous in your life this week.
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SONG FOR YOU:
Open Space - Housefires