Thursday, December 9, 2010

Proverbs 31 Woman

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I love the Proverbs 31 Woman!  She is amazing...in fact, so amazing that I have read studies that suggest she is not just one woman, but many female examples in that scripture.  I personally think that one woman could live an accomplished life like that.  Especially when, like the Proverbs 31 woman, you are honoring God in all you do.  Phillipians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."   

My point in this and how it relates to eating correctly and exercising is that Proverbs 31:17 says, "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks."  How can we keep our arms strong for the work ahead?  By exercising to strengthen our muscles which in turn protect our joints, and by eating right so that our bodies are at peak performance.  I know that I cannot set about my daily tasks as well when I am exhausted from not getting enough sleep due to pain and inflammation.  I cannot perform well when my body is weakened by not exercising.  My mental state is compromised by exhaustion and the need to be in good physical shape.  Regular exercise is proven to not only strengthen our bodies, but to decrease depression and increase energy. 

I want to honor God and care for the body He has given me.  Many times I have not done so well with that.  With His help and strength to draw on, I intend on changing that and to be the one who can  "set about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks."

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE reading Proverbs 31. It's very inspiring as a homemaker to read all of the jobs and the importance of each one. Boy .. could I use the exercise more so now since we have snow and I can't get out and garden. Thanks for sharing.

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