She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit]. She fears not the snow for her family, for all her household are doubly clothed in scarlet. She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made]. (Proverbs 31:19 – 22 AMP)
Today’s passage in Proverbs is all about attitudes of the heart and mind. The first thing that stands out is that God’s woman does not fear. She knows her God so deeply and trusts Him so fully that fear has no place inside of her. Her attitude of trust and confidence in the Lord frees her to do many things.
She does not worry about finances and money because she is convinced in her heart that God is the supplier of everything she and her family need. She trusts the Lord to give her the ability to do things to bring in either finances or creativity for the home and making or sourcing clothing and furnishings for the family. Not just any clothing or furnishings but the best, beautiful, unique and special.
God has creative ideas that humans have yet to tap into. The Lord always wants His children to tap in to the richness of ideas, inventions, blessing and favour that will astound others and get them wondering where you get these things and how come your home and family are always wonderfully attired. He will never run out of new ideas and creativity and He wants you as His woman to be a partakers and partners with Him of these. He has placed within us such ability to think outside of the box and be discerning in so many areas. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to develop the gift of discernment in our lives. If we don’t finely tune this we won’t know the difference between discernment and suspicion and we will end up accusing many of things they were not even thinking. If we do develop the Godly gift of discernment, we will see things from Gods perspective and have insight for our families and others around us. We will be able to put things together in unique ways that bring so much blessing.
Not only is Gods woman able to look after her family, but her heart is also open to help others. She opens her hands and her heart to those in need in a way that meets the real need, not just gives for the sake of giving and only meets the need of the giver, not the receiver. God’s woman has the ability to discern the real need of those she is reaching out to. People who have needs don’t always show the depth of what is really happening on the inside and the real reason the individual is in need whether spiritual, emotional, financial or physical. God’s woman gives because she loves deeply, not because she has enough. She gives generously knowing that her source is the Lord and not her paycheck. Her hands are filled when she gives because her trust in who she serves and who her Father is cannot be shaken. This is God’s Woman! This is YOU.
Be blessed as you enter the season that is focused on giving and on family and friends and let God show you how He has empowered you to be a blessing and a carrier of His love and provision to many.