Proverbs 31

This Sunday Hailey will be singing a song some of you may have heard on the radio.  Francesca Battistelli’s “This is the Stuff” was intentionally scheduled for this weekend because it is Mother’s Day (did you catch that husbands?).  Check out the lyrics to the song: 

I lost my keys in the great unknown
And call me please 'Cuz I can't find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

45 in a 35
Sirens and fines while I'm running behind
Whoa

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I've got a new appreciation
It's not the end of the world

Can you relate ladies?  I know I can.  When our team was listening to this song, all of the women were in agreement that it was written specifically for them.  If nothing else, we all seemed to have one thing in common; we lead crazy, hectic lives.  And while this song is catchy and fun, it has a great message that we can’t miss. In the middle of the mess we sometimes call life, don’t forget to see how much we are blessed. 

Being a young wife, I am amazed at how women are able to do all that they do.  I mean, most of the time my husband is about all I can handle; but many of you have children and careers as well!  Seriously, you all are amazing.  I wanted to remind you of a verse in Proverbs that is meant just for us:

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.  When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.  She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” – Proverbs 31:25-27

If you haven’t read through Proverbs 31 in awhile, I encourage you to do so.  It is a great reminder of how our lives should look as we live as women of God.  Moms, I pray that this Sunday you feel loved and appreciated for everything you do.  You are amazing examples of Christ’s unconditional love for us.  We are so thankful for the role you have played in our lives. 

For those of you who do not have children, I hope Sunday can be a day for you as well.  Proverbs 31:20 says:

“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.”

Regardless of whether you have children of your own or not, we as women were made for kindness and caring.  Invest in the lives of someone younger than you.  You are exactly what they may need right now; reach out and be a light for them.  What you do matters as well. 

I leave you with one of my all-time favorite verses: 

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”  -Proverbs 31:30

-Lindsey