She Makes Her Arms Strong

Proverbs 31 17

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Last night Dan shared with Illuminate 9 Characteristics of a Proverbs 31 Women.  Our college/young adult age men and women all have desires to be married and to have incredible marriage, so it is a complete blessing to be able to go through a family series now while they are single and waiting for God to provide them with a helper suitable.

I think you can never learn too early on how to be a Godly wife or husband. Am I right?

My husband is so sweet to me as he often tells me I exemplify the Proverbs 31 woman.  I take his compliment to heart because it means that I am honoring  him and loving him.  I know I still have much to learn (and will forever! Ha!) but it means so much that he thinks of me in this way and that he is proud to call me his wife.

He included Proverbs 31:17 last night in his message and I am so glad he did!

“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”

And he said “Ladies, you need to be physically strong.  I am not talking body builder, but you will need to be strong and have the energy necessary to give birth, to care for your husband, your household, to live, to do ministry.”

This is so true.

Ladies, we may be physically weaker then men in appearance, but we are by no means weak.  Don’t let people make you believe that God considers women unworthy and weak human beings and beneath men. That is a lie from the pit of hell. Hello. Who did God choose to be the bearer of children?


God did not make us weak.

Many of us wear many hats.  We are stay at home moms. We work outside the home. We have one child. We have many children. We homeschool. We prepare lunches for our kids who go to public/private school. We own our own businesses.  We all take care of our home. We love and care for our husbands. We actively serve in our churches and/or communities.

It is important to take care of yourself. Make your arms strong. Make your body strong!  The bible says clearly the Proverbs 31 woman does!

She is not soley focused on a pair of skinny jeans or a new bikini. NO! She wants a strong and healthy body. She has people she loves who need her. So she spends an hour a day caring for herself. It is not selfish. It is not arrogant. It is not obsession with beauty.

It is a desire to be all that God wants us to be.

So dress yourself with strength ladies!

Happy Motivation Monday and Happy birthday to MLK Jr!




One thought on “She Makes Her Arms Strong

  1. Melanie says:

    Love, love, love this post and the scripture! I agree with every word you said. I too am so grateful for a husband that loves and supports me. I’m also eternally grateful to God and the strength, stability and rock he is to our marriage and our family. What a blessing. Thanks for this reminder.

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