“Time to go! Put your shoes on!” I shouted. It was a beautiful day, and my girls and I were eager to get out. “Where's Elyza?” I asked my oldest. “I don't know,” she replied. Searching throughout our house, I called out again, “Elyza! Shoes on!”
Finally, I found her. She was in my closet holding one of my sandals in her hand. As I approached, she began waving it at me and speaking her usual jargon. Then, she proceeded to place it on her foot. It was as if she was saying, “Mommy, do you think it will fit?” Smiling at her, I couldn't help but encourage her play. She did this type of play countless times before with many of my shoes. She always insists on wearing one of mine instead of her own.
My daughter wants to be like me.
Today, it may be more of the little things, but soon enough, she will begin to imitate the bigger things. How do I respect my husband? How do I respond to life's difficulties? Is God a part of my entire day?
Prepared or not, my daughters are learning from me everyday, and I want to set a good example for them. Instead of hoping to be a good mother, I want to be intentional by seeking God's guidance.
Will you join me in this pursuit?
Together we will learn what qualities God values in a wife and mother. Click here for the reading guide for Proverbs 31. Let's begin with Monday's verses:
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31: 10-12, NIV
As you meditate on these verses today, consider the answer to these questions:
1) What godly qualities do these verses reveal?
2) What qualities are you going to pray for today?
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