Last Tuesday night I got so amazed/annoyed by all the Facebook statuses about girls wishing they had Victoria's Secret Angel bodies. Or how they needed to workout for a million hours after watching the VS fashion show. It really saddened me knowing that so many girls were idolizing these woman purely based on their looks! But I didn't think of it again. Until last night.
A student at Baylor University posted a Facebook status:
"I would rather have a Proverbs 31 woman than a Victoria's Secret model"
And the movement was born...
I was stunned. This video brought me to tears. It is the 100% truth. It sent a chill up my spine knowing that there are men out there who would take a godly woman over long legs in a heartbeat (college men at that).
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
I want to be that woman. I want my husband to value my trust in faith more than rubies. I want to wake up in the night and extend my hands to the needy. I want to speak wisdom. And I want to honor the Lord before I honor my husband.
I was coincidentally telling my husband last weekend that I want to stop caring what others think of me. I don't want to be known for my blog, my job, my physical appearance, etc. I want people to recognize me as a Christian woman. I want to be known as a believer, servant, and child of God. I fall to my knees, praying that I can fully embody my words. I would greatly appreciate your prayers too.
I am so blessed to have recently come into community with other Godly women in blogland and 'real life' and I thank God for that everyday. Please know that you all are influencing and encouraging me everyday. I love seeing how God's love shines through my friends. I am also lucky to be married to my believing husband who leads me in my walk. He is greater than anything I could have imagined in a husband.
One more thing before I sign off, did you know that the company name My Thirty One comes from Proverbs 31? It is really a neat and beautiful story. Read more about it here.
I would love to know how you wear the amour of God in your everyday life? How can I pray for you in your journey to becoming a Proverbs 31 woman?