Virtuous Sisters – This blog is for Christian Women and Wives who bring more to the table than they receive. How can we share our worth without dishonoring ourselves in the process? Should compassion enable bad behavior? Proverbs 31 – Virtual Wife would disagree with dishonoring self in any way. She is one of the most overqualified, compassionate wives you will ever meet. She is you and me. How can we learn to see our worth as far above rubies and laugh without fear of the future? The first step in the process would be to HEAL:
H – Honor God first and foremost, even above husbands. Allow Queen Vashti (Esther 1) to share her thoughts on this. One day after 180 days of a drunken party held by her husband, she was summoned to parade herself before his drunken friends and she refused to allow herself to be disrespected by even a king. She paid a high price for her choice to be honorable and displayed tremendous courage for her integrity. Sidebar: According to Jewish tradition the King’s orders involved Queen Vashti appearing naked before him and his royal cabinet. This was no ordinary request. Knowing the background of the story, we can be assured that honoring God cost Queen Vashti her marriage, the kingdom, and her life.
E – Enjoy the work of your hands. Ephesians 2:10 reports that we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to walk in the good works He prepared for us. So then, God expects us to do good and bring glory and honor to His name. What better way to enjoy the work of your hands?
A – Affirm yourself and others. A Good wife will affirm her husband and others. She is not conceited and arrogant. She understands that when she uplifts her brothers and sisters, she is lifting herself. But, better yet, she is serving Christ by serving others.
L – Leave abusive/destructive situations – Just because we are living toward godliness does not mean we accept godless behavior from others, especially our husbands. From the beginning, God created woman from man’s flesh to signify the close union He expected between them. It is ok to move away from men (or people in general) that will take pleasure in receiving more than they are willing to provide.
Virtuous women may be forced to leave their husbands but never their God. Your worth is far above rubies, and you can certainly laugh without fear of the future. God says so.
Excerpts taken from “The End of Forever” – a book written by Phyllis McColister to encourage, educate and empower divorced and separated women to find restoration and healing in Christ, realizing their intrinsic value to His Kingdom. Coming Soon!!!!
Visit again for more Christian Mental Health tips. Until then, remember your worth is far above rubies and learn to laugh without fear of the future (Proverbs 31:25).