Virtuos women

Proverbs 31:10-31
This is not completely original. I had a Sunday School teacher speak on that passage recently. She mentioned about seven things that working married, or unmarried ladies, can learn from this passage, and incorporate at their jobs. Really, these can be incorporated in any part of our lives.
1. Honesty - Proverbs 31:11-12
We have to be honest, and trustworthy, so that people know that what we say we will do, we do.
2. Self Motivated - Proverbs 31:13-18
We shouldn't be waiting until they tell us what to do, and then force us to do it. Most of us know at least somewhat of what is expected, and know what we may be able to do above and beyong what is expected of us. Isn't it a Christian's place to be doing so?
3. Industrious - Proverbs 31:19, 21-22, 24-25, 25
She wasn't idle. When she started a task, she worked at it until it was completed.
4. Dressed nicely - Proverbs 31:22
We don't have to be competing to be the most sloppy person at our place of employment, whether it be at home, or out in the workforce.
5. Helpful - Proverbs 31:27, 29
We should be doing everything we can to help others. It's okay if it's "Not our job" we can still be helpful.
6. Not offensive - Proverbs 31:26
We need to be watching what we say.
7. Fruitful - Proverbs 31:23, 28-29
When we allow Christ to shine through our lives, everything we do will prosper. It will give honor to other people, and it will benefit us, too.
So, how do we get these characteristics?
1. Honesty - Remember, God is always watching you. No matter what you are doing, God sees it. If you are cheating on your job, He knows. God sees it. "Thou God seest me." Gen 16:13
2. Self Motivation - Encourage yourself so that you can be a blessing to others.
3. Industrious (Hard working) - Find good fellowship, and get good tools. Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpeneth iron, so a friends sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."
4. Dressed Nicely - Again, Proverbs 27:17, Surround yourself by people who are modest, but wear nice clothes, then you will be able to know how to dress, yourself.
5. Helpful - Don't be selfish. With this I do want to add that one of the most helpful things, as Christians, that we can do for each other, is pray. Thus, I would like to begin having a section for prayer requests. Please see the article, "Pray Without Ceasing" included further down.
6. Gracious - The only thing that will help us to be more gracious with peole, and help us to watch our tongue, is to spend time with the Lord. When we have His mind, (Philippians 2:5) we will then know more what we should say, and when.
7. Fruitful - if you do the things listed above, you will be fruitful.
"Pray Without Ceasing" I Peter 5:7
 Pray without ceasing has stuck in my head a lot lately. I want this to be a newsletter that is an encouragement to people. I also want to become a prayer warior myself, and want to encourage other to do so. We are in the last days, and things are going to "wax worse and worse" as the Bible prophisied. I know there are some who still are doing this, but many have gotten away from praying for others. Paul said, "Always, in every prayer of mine for you all" Phil 1:4. Paul prayed for several churches, and several Christians, on a very frequent basis. Remember this song?

Sweet Hour of Prayer Words: William Walford, Music: William Bradbury, Public Domain
 Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
 And bids me at my Father’s throne
 Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!
 It seems, in most churches, that we now have 5 minutes of prayer, and that is all we can do. I'll be the first to admit, praying for an hour is not easy. But we will never see the power that D. L. Moody, Robert Sheffey, and many others saw, without a special time of prayer each day. If you have any prayer requests that you would like posted next month, please e-mail them to Please ensure that you okay any prayer requests for someone else, by that someone else, first. In other words, if you send in a request for your Dad, who has a heart problem, and he doesn't want that passed around, please ask him first.
Unsaved is a different story. Unsaved people don't want to have someone pray they get saved.
God does answer prayer, and we can't ever give up on praying for people.
There is a song, "It Pays to Pray" that is a really good song. Here is the chorus.
It Pays to Pray
Words and Music by Rodney Griffin, ©2007 Songs of Greater Vision, BMI. - used by permission
It pays to pray it pays to call upon His name
It pays to pray to see a miracle displayed
You'll forget the word impossible when you seek the Saviour's face
You'll know He will make a way
It pays to pray

Thank you.
May God Bless you.

 Prayer Requests:    
 President Obama - making decisions for the country. If we don't pray for him, we can't be upset with him.
 Missionaries all over the world.
Kim Scherer  - Assistant Pastor's wife - Cancer

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