I thought I had done a blog post about starting to memorize Proverbs 31:10-31 a while back. Well, I can't seem to find it now, and so what will I do? I'll start over. And hoping to use this blog link-up to do a series and keep myself accountable and better-organized.
For the first week, I'm going to tackle Proverbs 31:10-12
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
I have never been the best wife and probably never will be - but then who wants that sort of competition thrown in amongst a group of women who ought to be supportive of one another? No "Real Housewives" for me, thank you. But I haven't even been the best wife I could be. And that smarts.
The good news is two-fold...or maybe three. I don't have to stay that way. The process of improvement in this area of my life is not necessarily leaping tall buildings with a single bound, but smaller steps, consistently applied. And God is patient, so there's still hope for me.
I won't bore you...yet (lol)...with a list of my failings as a wife.
But going with the whole rubies/gemstones theme, I have come up with a system to kind of mark my progress on this journey: Amethyst - caring for self; Sapphire - caring for children; Aquamarine - caring for home; Amber - caring for finances; Citrine - caring for husband; Ruby - a humble heart, caring for God.
A few random notes: I chose aquamarine to fill the "green" part of the spectrum because it is my husband's birthsone. I chose citrine for the orange part of the spectrum because there is no iconic orange gemstone (like amethysts are purple, rubies are red). The only purposely-chosen color/meaning choice was the ruby-caring for God. Because what better way is there to be the best wife for a particular husband if not being a woman of God?
More on the whole color scheme of my wifely self-improvement scheme after I've gone through the verses of Proverbs 31 in the weekly posts. I'd sure LOVE to have you along for the ride, so come on back to the Porch anytime! :O)