P31 Wannabe

The Name July 13, 2010

Many of you may still be wondering what P31 Wannabe stands for.  Some of you who have been following since the beginning already have the answer.  But just in case, I’ll explain.

P31 stands for Proverbs 31.  The Virtuous Woman. The Wife of Noble Character.  The woman I Wannabe.  Here’s the full description of that perfect woman:

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 dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

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 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

(Apparently in the original Hebrew language, this poem was an acrostic, with each verse beginning with the successive letter of the alphabet.)

This is the woman I want to become.  The woman whose husband and children praise her.  The woman who is priceless and incomparable.  The woman who works hard, takes amazing care of her household and isn’t completely dependent or helpless.  The woman who helps the needy.  The woman who is wise and industrious.  The woman who brings praise to her Creator.  The woman who fears her God and loves her family.

Therefore, that the is the overwhelming purpose of my blog.  I hope to spur others onto love and good deeds.  I hope to inspire you to expand your horizons of motherhood, housekeeping, cooking, and more.  I hope to make you think more about our Great God and to hopefully bring you closer to Him.  Above all, I hope to bring my Jesus the glory and honor He deserves.


One Response to “The Name”

  1. joanq Says:

    Lacey, What a beautiful inspiration for your blog. You’re doing a great job of providing inspiration and bringing glory to our Lord. I’m at a later stage in my life…my baby is 12 and her biggest brother is 21…but my goal is the same as yours; to be a woman worthy of praise. Thank you for sharing P31. I’ll be following your blog.

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