She Is Like the Merchants’ Ships . . . That Would Be You!

OK, so we’re not like Vanna! My point exactly!

There is inside you something to bring to the world, to your world that only you possess. What is in the remoteness of your soul and spirit and mind? You will discover who you are as you commune with God. Search Scripture for awareness. Ask those who are true friends (even if you have only one, He is the “friend that sticks closer than a brother”), Ask, “What do you see in me that could be a gift?” Develop what you think it is. With time and tenacity you will morph into the fully developed woman God intended when he created you specifically.

He gave up his life, and rose again to prove his power; that power rests inside your being as you access it by a yielded heart. He “gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar (Greek: periousios: feminine, beyond usual, special) people” a zealot for valuable, good works. (cf Tit 2:14)

There is something special in you and for you to do, some valuable, good work that is designated by God for you to accomplish; become the best version of what is resonating in your heart.

“She is like the merchants’ ships; she brings her food from afar.” Proverbs 31:14. Look closely at the meaning of the words here:

She is (hayah; beacon) like the merchant (sachar’; travel round, trade) ships (oniyah; feminine; a ship); she brings her food (lechem; especially bread or grain, victuals) from afar (merchaq; remoteness; very far, distant place).

What those abilities inside you are, those gifts you will definitely discover within . . .when you think you know, begin to polish them. God put them there to share with your husband, your family and the world . . . “let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works.” (Heb10:24)

I love thinking through these things about women.  We all need each other.

Let me hear what you think.

Love,
Lizzie

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5 Responses to She Is Like the Merchants’ Ships . . . That Would Be You!

  1. E. Julin says:

    I think you need to point out what a merchant ship means. Think of the ship tying up to the dock. It has a precious cargo brought from distant lands. If the merchant ignores the ship of what value is its cargo? If it is not inventoried, taken of the ship, priced and sold it has no value. In not being used it is useless. The ship could well have gone to some other port where the cargo would be valued.

    The woman is like the merchant ship in that all of who she is presents value to the marriage (or the family, or the church). If she is ignored (is "silently submissive") she can provide none of that value. A man that will not appreciate the value of his woman is like the merchant who ignores the ship and it's cargo.

    He (the husband, the father, the brother, the church) is the poorer for it.

    The woman needs to recognize the tremendous value she has just because of who she is — and the more so if she knows Christ. She needs to blow her horn!

    –Eric (the Hubby)

  2. Lizzie says:

    Now you know why I married this man! I love you, Hubby. Perfect add on.

  3. Eric (the Hubby) says:

    My comment shows up above with a picture of Lizzie because I am the administrator of this blog. As administrator I wanted Lizzie's picture to show. But I don't want her picture to show when I'm making a comment. Some day, when I get smart, I'll figure out how to prevent that.

  4. Virginia Knowles says:

    Lizzie, I just posted a link to your blog in my post here:
    http://comewearymoms.blogspot.com/2010/12/woman-of-beauty.html

    Blessings,
    Virginia

  5. Lizzie says:

    Virginia,

    Your song, "A Woman of Beauty" on Come Weary Moms Blogspot(above)touched me deeply. The pathway to reaching our full potential is simple after all. As we "trust in the Lord with all our heart""He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Righteousness would be practical, every day smart living.

    Yesterday, I tried the yogurt recipe on your Blog; we ate it with granola this morning! Yea.

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