A woman of character...

Proverbs 31:1-31 (NIV)
Sayings of King Lemuel [ ] 31 The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. [2] Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! [3] Do not spend your strength on women,your vigor on those who ruin kings. [4] It is not for kings, Lemuel—it is not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, [5] lest they drink and forget what has been decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. [6] Let beer be for those who are perishing,wine for those who are in anguish! [7] Let them drink and forget their povertyand remember their misery no more. [8] Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,for the rights of all who are destitute. [9] Speak up and judge fairly;defend the rights of the poor and needy. Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character [10] A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. [11] Her husband has full confidence in herand lacks nothing of value. [12] She brings him good, not harm,all the days of her life. [13] She selects wool and flaxand works with eager hands. [14] She is like the merchant ships,bringing her food from afar. [15] She gets up while it is still night;she provides food for her familyand portions for her female servants. [16] She considers a field and buys it;out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. [17] She sets about her work vigorously;her arms are strong for her tasks. [18] She sees that her trading is profitable,and her lamp does not go out at night. [19] In her hand she holds the distaffand grasps the spindle with her fingers. [20] She opens her arms to the poorand extends her hands to the needy. [21] When it snows, she has no fear for her household;for all of them are clothed in scarlet. [22] She makes coverings for her bed;she is clothed in fine linen and purple. [23] Her husband is respected at the city gate,where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. [24] She makes linen garments and sells them,and supplies the merchants with sashes. [25] She is clothed with strength and dignity;she can laugh at the days to come. [26] She speaks with wisdom,and faithful instruction is on her tongue. [27] She watches over the affairs of her householdand does not eat the bread of idleness. [28] Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her: [29] “Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.” [30] Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. [31] Honor her for all that her hands have done,and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Us women do not have an excuse for not being women of character. This scripture shows us exactly how we are to conduct ourselves, manage our households, run a business, minister to others, etc. This is our guide to live our lives to the fullest and do it successfully. We can do this wearing stilettos and red lipstick!!!! Girls, make today a turning point for yourself and your families by modeling our lives according to scripture. 

With much love for each of you, A'Leta

Posted on March 15, 2013 .