We recently had some guest speakers at our church, a husband and wife team. They spoke about the need to get your mind, will and emotions to line up with your spirit in the things of God. The wife spoke about praying the Word, speaking the Word and declaring the Word in your life.
I have often been really surprised by, somewhat taken aback by and perhaps slightly jealous of the apostle Paul. It is his confidence in who he is in Christ. That man is BOLD! It sounds boastful and braggy. I have had difficulty reconciling that with the idea of humility and my own personal problems with confidence.
This weekend, as I listened to our guest, Joe, as he spoke, I realized he sounded like what I would have expected Paul to sound like. He was BOLD! I realized the problem is really in the lacking of confidence in who I am as a child of God.
Joe's wife, Heather, encouraged us to take a scripture and so absorb it in our spirit, connecting it to our mind, will and emotions, that our body falls in line. I have decided to take that idea and run with it. I'm starting this page on my blog to, hopefully, encourage other women in this as well.
That's enough of an intro, now for the post:
Proverbs 31 Woman
Who is this intriguing woman? Well, she is you. And she is me. I am declaring today that I AM this wife of noble character. I have aspired to be this woman, and now I realize that God has given us in our spirit the things of God. He has given us this woman as a model, and He has created us as her. So, I am taking claim of that and saying - I am her.
I am declaring (section at a time as needed) these virtues, thinking them, praying them and speaking them. Not in hopes that I will achieve them, but knowing that I am acheiving them, that I already have them and am bringing them to the forefront in my life.
Join me! Declare yourself to be that which you are seeking in God! He has given you already all you need to be all He has called you to!