A woman of strength and purpose is energized by finding answers to problems no one else has been able to solve. Della Moya serves as the Director of Giving Services for the New Mexico office of the National Christian Foundation. During periods of crisis, it can be extremely difficult to understand the depths of God’s love for you and the unfathomable extent of His faithfulness. And a life of meaning, purpose, and substance is best found by re-purposing your God-given substance for God’s higher purpose. 24Because I have called and you refused,have stretched out my hand and no one heeded. 4to teach shrewdness to the simple,knowledge and prudence to the young—5Let the wise also hear and gain in learning,and the discerning acquire skill, In Praise of Wisdom9Hear the commandments of life, O Israel;give ear, and learn wisdom!10Why is it, O Israel, why is it that you are in the land of your enemi ... View more, Wisdom and the Law23All this is the book of the covenant of the Most High God,the law that Moses commanded usas an inheritance for the congregations of Jacob ... View more, Solomon's Respect for Wisdom7Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.8I preferred her to scept ... View more, The Word Became Flesh1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God.3All things came into be ... View more, The Supremacy of Christ15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;16for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, thing ... View more, God Has Spoken by His Son1Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,2but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, wh ... View more. 12She does him good, and not harm,all the days of her life. God recycled, redeemed, and restored their lives, and then re-purposed their substance for His glory. Let me give you a few examples of women in the Bible who took what God gave them, and gave it back to Him: Do you see the eternal impact that these humble women had? Both women have a house (Prov 9:1, Prov 31:15, Prov 31:21) and a staff of servant-girls (Prov 9:3, Prov 31:15).

One of my favourite quotes says – “Anything the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve” – Napoleon Hill. The Ultimate Family Budgeting App Has Arrived. “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

Today, I challenge you to take stock of your substance – all of the resources God has given you (Deuteronomy 8:18, Proverbs 3:9, 27, I Samuel 2:7, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:21, II Corinthians 9:7-8, Hebrews 10:34, James 1:17). God may want to use you and your stuff in creative ways that only a Creator could imagine (I know He’s done that for me). We also become responsible to use it right and accountable for how we us it. At other times, the idea would be tucked away for further examination, or it would be presented over coffee to engage the people gathered around the table in a hearty conversation or debate.

Making a life, not just a living, doing something she absolutely loves, armed with passion, purpose and walking in her inheritance. Ask God to show you new and exciting ways that you can use your substance for Him. We have therefore made available different programs, seminars, workshops, a leadership mentoring school and prophetic coaching to help and enhance your journey.

Verse 36 tells us that Dorcas had a reputation for good works and giving – putting both her money and her skills to work for the Lord. 17She girds herself with strength,and makes her arms strong. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”. “Scripture teaches that the Mother is crucial to the Family and in the home. 33but those who listen to me will be secureand will live at ease, without dread of disaster.”. of the resources God has given you (Deuteronomy 8:18, Proverbs 3:9, 27, I Samuel 2:7, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:21, II Corinthians 9:7-8, Hebrews 10:34, James 1:17). In the book of Proverbs, gender-stereotyped symbolic figures, Woman Wisdom and Dame Folly, teach young men about the peril and promise of choosing an ideal wife.

Growing up, I usually felt pretty good about myself.

Like the biblical Queen Esther, they are inspiring, wise, gentle, and courageous women filled with the Holy Spirit. She then puts that household to work for God, as the Philippian church gets its start right in Lydia’s living room (Verses 14-15). Their highest goal is to lift up Christ, to reflect His nature and behavior. The Talmuds were likely composed between the third and the sixth centuries C.E. I wasn’t exactly on the fast track with the popular kids. As pastor of the church, Fred always appreciated the opportunity to read books recommended by his congregants. Portraits of wisdom as a woman thus envelop a book that was intended primarily for men (the prologue to Proverbs identifies its primary audience in masculine plural terms: “naïve ones,” “young men,” “the wise,” and “the discerning” [Prov 1:4-5]). I was shy and definitely lacked self-confidence.

She also served as an online missionary for a year with Global Media Outreach, a subsidiary of CRU, interacting with over 700 people from around the world. The first oil was brought ashore ten years later, although of course, we all knew the oil would run dry one day. The path to knowing yourself means giving yourself permission to not know who you are while unraveling the deep truth of who you are. At this point of surrender, God will rescue you. God’s kingdom isn’t much different. God-given substance for God’s higher purpose. 21She is not afraid for her household when it snows,for all her household are clothed in crimson. But even a strong-willed woman runs into issues along her journey. Of or relating to the Middle Ages, generally from the fifth century to the fifteenth century C.E. 26I also will laugh at your calamity;I will mock when panic strikes you. No matter what happens, we should let go of our self-sufficiency to trust that He, our Conductor, really does know best. Sign up for Beliefnet's Inspiration newsletter. It emerged as the descendant of ancient Israelite Religion, and is characterized by monotheism and an adherence to the laws present in the Written Torah (the Bible) and the Oral Torah (Talmudic/Rabbinic tradition). The question is: Are you all in? Whether you consider yourself a strong, purpose-filled woman or are striving to be, here are seven ways to develop your strength and purpose. They laugh (Prov 1:26, Prov 8:30, Prov 31:25). And don’t just look at the obvious. GWOS current mission is raising up an army of kingdom-minded millionaires,  daughters of zion who are empowered to prosper, inspired to arise and take steps to positively lead and impact their own lives, families, culture and spheres of influence. It calls to mind images of preachers thundering judgmental messages from their pulpits, trying to generate guilty feelings and to scare people into making a profession of faith with the threat of hellfire. Online: https://www.bibleodyssey.org:443/en/passages/related-articles/woman-wisdom, Christine Roy Yoder Sages would redraw her for generations to come. 14I have good advice and sound wisdom;I have insight, I have strength. Through the GWOS, God is looking to raise highly influential Proverbs 31 women, kingdom-minded millionaires who are not afraid to walk in their purpose & apportioned inheritance as written in their scroll in Heaven. 18She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.Her lamp does not go out at night. Everything from yesterday’s leftovers to plastic shopping bags has multiple applications and infinite possibilities. 25and because you have ignored all my counseland would have none of my reproof, 6Hear, for I will speak noble things,and from my lips will come what is right;7for my mouth will utter truth;wickedness is an abomination to my lips.8All the ... View more, 32“And now, my children, listen to me:happy are those who keep my ways.33Hear instruction and be wise,and do not neglect it.34Happy is the one who listens to ... View more.

That is probably the most unattractive feature of Christian tradition for believers and the thing most likely to "turn off" outsiders. Who can find a virtuous woman?