SHE speaks wisdom & kindness
Welcome to your weekend Soul Sista devotional: The Proverbs 31 Series through the lens of the Passion translation.
Recap for women who are just joining us, why are we doing this journey together?
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 31:26 (The Passion Translation)
''Her teachings are filled with wisdom & kindness, as loving instruction pours from Her lips"
How do we be women who speak wisdom & kindness?
We love how Ann Voskamp says, "The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs more women who know how to do hard & holy things". Tongue in cheek, yes! But a great thoughtstarter for a generation that is Insta-EVERYTHING. Are we focusing on building a life on rock, or sand? Not out of self-righteousness, but out of love for a sometimes broken & hurting world around us that is crying out for the lasting wisdom of JESUS. If we don't lead by example of our lives, who will?
And perhaps its the SEEKING of wisdom that counts.
A seeking that comes with pause.
A decision to speak less, and listen more.
To choose empathy first.
Other translations of this passage say - She opens Her mouth carefully and lawfully. Lets be women who care first, speak second.
Its this kind of wisdom the world needs more of. If we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our everyday, raw, real and messy lives - we need to be willing to allow His light and wisdom to shine through our ordinaryness. To invite His revelation light in first. To choose to surrender our desire to know, to control, to the leading of the Holy Spirit. And sometimes it isn't easy. It can cost us new roads of humility and meekness, but also resilience and strength.
What conversation, relationship, or discussion to YOU need to seek the Lord's wisdom first?
Father God, we ask for your wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit to be our internal compass this week. To help us to pause, to surrender and to invite you into the every day moments of our lives & choices, to live in a way that is honouring of our love for you. Your Word promises, ask for wisdom and you will give it. We ask for this Truth to be so lived and real for us this week, that we will know your leading. And your voice will be the loudest and the strongest we hear. Help us speak words of love, of light, when it matters most this week. Mould us into the brave, righteous and confident women we long to be. In Jesus name, we thank you, and are so honoured to pray.
Would love to hear your story as we grow together community, Say hello here xx
SONG FOR YOU:
Confident - Steffany Gretzinger
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