I Am A Kept Woman

When weapons were formed against me but did not prosper...GOD KEPT ME!!! 

When the enemy came in like a flood and tried to take me out...GOD KEPT ME!!!

When Cancer tried to attack my body but had to STAND DOWN...GOD KEPT ME!!!

When darts began to fly because of his favor on me...GOD KEPT ME!!!    

When Man tried to minimize me but God elevated me...GOD KEPT ME!!!

When folks put their mouths on me yet every tongue the rose up against me got condemned...GOD KEPT ME!!!

When folks turned their backs on me and said I wouldn't make it...GOD KEPT ME!!! 

When the enemy tried to attack my marriage and I had to learn to stop talking and start praying... GOD KEPT ME!!!

I have learned to trust in him and not to worry about anything because God KEEPS on KEEPING me OVER and OVER AGAIN!!!

Dont Be A Bag Lady

Are you a bag lady? As a woman you sometimes think that you are required to carry everyone's baggage on your shoulders. You take on the issues of your husband, your children, your parents, your siblings and sometimes your friends.

You become a trash bag for those who are not willing to take their burdens to God. You allow them to dump their garbage in your spirit and burden you down with their problems while they become free.

You become a punching bag for those who like to hit you up side the head with guilt and try to hold you accountable for their issues and shortcomings. You allow them to blame you for their mistakes just so they can feel better about themselves.

You become a shopping bag for those who only see you as a means for their own selfish gain to use for whatever they can get. You allow them to borrow your time, your things and your money with no receipt or return policy, therefore they are never liable for paying you back or returning the favor.

You become a plastic bag for those who are phooey and refuse to reveal who they really are. You allow them to hide behind the Bible and manipulate the scriptures to justify their wrong doing instead of telling them the truth and teaching them the pure, infallible word of God.

You become a laundry bag for those with dirty secrets, unclean thoughts and ill intent who think you can wash away their sins. You allow them to confess their faults to you instead of directing them to the Lord, so that the true living water can cleanse them of all unrighteousness. 

Well I am hear to tell you that your shoulders are not big enough to tote all of those bags, you will hurt your back. Dont be a bag lady, you must not allow others to weigh down your spirit rendering you helpless when the enemy tries to invade your territory because you're too busy fighting someone else's battle.

You must practice the art of saying" I will pray for you" and allow God to break those yokes, take off the weights and loosen the chains that keep them bound. If you instruct them to cast their cares on God who cares for them, he will rebuild, restore, empower and heal their wounds thus enabling them and you to be free to praise him, free to worship him and most importantly free to live for him. 

Take Time To Smell The Tulips

It is important for the wife to have quality time for yourself, it's not being selfish, it is ensuring that your mental, physical and spiritual well being is nurtured and cared for. If you are spiritually tired, worried, rundown and lack the ability to just get through the day then you are no good to yourself or your family.

Take time to smell the tulips and allow the beauty of God's essence to saturate your spirit with his splendor and glory so that you can have clear direction of where God wants you to go and who he wants you to be. A tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace, if you get into a quiet place and let the Lord speak to you, he will unveil the elegance and grace that is on the inside of you. Tulips are symbolic to perfection, God's beauty radiates through them which is why each color of the tulip represents a different meaning that demonstrates the virtue of who you truly are. 

White tulips mean heaven, newness and purity. This color is symbolic of your pure qualities and Godly charcateristics that represent the heaven on earth and peaceful sanctuary that you have built for your family.

Red tulips mean "believe me" and are a declaration of true love. This color is symbolic of your unmatched belief in Christ and your declaration of love and trust for him which will enable you to produce love and trust for yourself and those around you.

Yellow tulips mean "there's sunshine in your smile" and cheerful thoughts. This color is symbolic of the joy of the Lord and peace of mind because you exude happiness that generates a smile that infects everyone that is blessed to be in your presence.

Multicolored tulips mean "you have beautiful eyes. This color symbolizes the opening of the window to your soul which allows everyone to see the beauty of God's light that radiates from within.

Purple tulips mean royalty, this color is symbolic of your prosperous existence and the richness of your life because of your divine connection to the King. You are a royal priesthood that is chosen to receive an inheritance through the DNA of your father.

Cream colored tulips mean "I will love you forever. This color symbolizes Jesus' undying love that was demonstrated by the crufixion on the cross which enables you to spread that same love to those who crucify you.

Pink tulips mean affection and caring. This color symbolizes the adoration and affection that you show to your husband and children which assures them that you care and always have their best interest at heart.

Orange tulips mean energy, enthusiasm, desire, and passion. This color symbolizes your strong will to impact change for the things that are in your control and your willingness to trust God to handle the things that are beyond your control.

Tulips are also messengers of Spring, the Lord wants to do a new thing in your life and now is the appointed season for it to spring forth so that God's purpose for you and your family can be revealed.  

 

Why Am I Created

God created us to be man's helpmate, that we might grow together in holiness, spirit and in truth, that we might encourage one another, lift one another up and motivate each other in all that we do. That we might may have clarity of our role as a wife in order to fully understand the inner workings of God and His plan for our lives.

In women; we see humility in it's most delicate form. In man; we see strength in it's most powerful form. We need our husbands love, leadership and diection to keep our family connected, and our husbands need God's love, leadership and direction to keep connected to the assignment that is on his life.

A good king needs compassion, understanding, respect, wisdom and authority and a servants heart. A good queen needs love, admiration, support, kindness and  reverence and a servants heart. In the union of man and woman we see all these components brought together and woven in peace and harmony for the happiness of the kingdom: their home.

If a wife does her part to meet the needs of her husband, thereby freeing him to do the Lord's work, she is being used of God to love and serve him physically the way God loves and serves him spiritually. 

A Praying Wife

A praying wife is the quiet force behind her husband who is always before the Lord and on the wall when her man is faced with anguish and challenges. She walks next to him with dignity and humility yet keeps a hand in his back to brace him during adversity. She knows that the Lord will fight all of their battles so she submissively releases her burdens to him.

A praying wife knows that she can always turn to her heavenly father when her back is up against the wall because he is the wrecking ball that will knock down all of her obstacles and work out all of her problems. She knows that without God on her side the fight is not fair but with God on her side the fight is fixed.

A praying wife always anoints her children and prays in unity with them before sending them out into a world of peer pressure, wickedness and deceit. She teaches them the importance of praying and stresses the value of it's power and protection when used as ammunition to fight.

A praying wife has a direct spiritual connection to God because of her commitment to commune daily with him. God is well pleased with her loyalty and dedication to him and her family unit because she doesn't rely on her own strength and ability but puts all of her faith and trust in God.

 

Far Precious Than Rubies

Proverbs 31 Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Help Me To Be A Godly Woman

Lord,

Help me to be a Godly woman and a loving wife that keeps my husband lifted up in prayer, so that the things of this world will not consume him.

Help me to be a nurturing mother who understands my children so that I am able to provide them with wisdom to keep them from falling to peer pressure.

Help me to build up my family through Godly morals and strong spiritual values so that when trouble comes and the world tries to tear them down they will be able to withstand.

Help me to be humble and give me a gentle and quiet demeanor so that my voice is heard through humilty and not arrogance.

Help me to be virtuous in the sight of those who I come in contact with so that they will see your Godly love inside of me.

 

Scriptures for the Wife

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” (Genesis 2:18)

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. (Ephesians 5:22-24)

Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. (Philippians 2:2)

Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife. (Proverbs 19:14)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. (Proverbs 31:30)

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)