This weekend I'm speaking at a Women's Retreat. I'm super excited about the message the Lord has laid on my heart to deliver.
Yesterday & today, I've been studying my material - making sure of two things, 1) that I'm absolutely prepared, and 2) that I'm saying what the Lord wants me to say.
The text for Friday night is Proverbs 31:10:
"An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels."
Some translations say, "excellent", some say, "virtuous"... but the Hebrew word here is actually valor, strength, mighty as in a warrior, valiant!
I think too often we look at our English words and miss a HUGE message! Ladies! Hear me when I say - We, as Moms and Wives are valiant!!! This job of raising children and submitting to our husbands is not a job for the faint of heart - but rather requires the strength of a warrior.
I think Pat Benatar got it wrong, Love is not our Battlefield - but rather life as a Christian woman, wife and mother in this present world is our battlefield!
Just stop and think of the big and small "battles" you potentially fight every day...
To read the rest of this post & see just how valiant God sees you... come & join me at Seeds of Faith Women!