Tuesday, 28 February 2012

How to Get Dressed in the Mornings
February 27, 2012 By Arabah Joy

Perhaps the most notable thing about the virtuous woman is how she wakes up.

Have you noticed it?

Proverbs 31 tells us the virtuous woman gets up early and “dresses herself with strength.”

Some women are naturally “strong” women. The Proverbs 31 woman would seem to be one of them if we met her during the course of her day.

We would see her facing challenges with confidence. We would see her laughing at the future. We would see her speaking kindly to her children. We would see her making wise decisions and providing for her family and serving the needy.

But Scripture is so good to show us this “strong” woman in the morning, when she is first arising. Here we see her starting the day before the others arise and dressing herself, not with a fashionable top and flowing skirt but with a mindset.

In other words, she isn’t necessarily a natural when it comes to waking up strong. She puts her pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us. Proverbs 31:17 tells us the virtuous woman’s means and method to being strong so we can be like her: