Day 31 of 31
The Secret To It All
I wish I could crawl through the screen and hug each of you. As we've walked through these 31 days together (or whenever you are reading this), I've learned a tremendous amount about surrender, humility, service, the poison of selfish ambition, the power in consistent morning bible studies ... my list could go on.
I hope you've also grown and learned quite a bit through reading Famous In Heaven & At Home. Today is our last day. Day 31 of 31.
We started our study learning that Proverbs 31 is NOT about one specific woman. It's not a biography of this perfect lady. It's a list of CHARACTER TRAITS that make up a noble woman.
Even so ... the character traits are daunting. I could never (in my own power) fill these shoes. My sinful / prideful nature would ruin a P31 reputation in about 2 seconds if I try to do this on my own.
That is where we call on God. It's all about our heart. It's about surrender. It's about our RESPONSE.
The secret to becoming a P31 woman ... is humility. In everything we do, we should strive to be a blessing, instead of being blessed.
- Luke 6:38
- Luke 13:24
- Hebrews 4:9-11
- Ephesians 2:8
- James 2:17
- Luke 7:15-20
And instead of humility being a one-time attempt. It's a daily/hourly effort. It's a habit. And it takes being mindful & intentional.
One VERY CLEAR example of how Jesus displayed humility is by washing his disciples feet. He is King of the world and washing feet was a role that only the lowest of low servants did in this time. But Jesus humbled Himself to serve selflessly.
The last pages of the book are full of ideas to love and serve others. To live out "washing feet" -- I love this. It's truly LOVING FAST.
Check out this video to summarize ideas of how to practice "washing feet" and loving fast daily.
That's a wrap.
Starting in January, we are launching a fresh-daily-study again. I love this format. But I must pause to focus my attention and energy on a new platform in Love Fast Live Slow.
:: DRUM ROLL PLEASE ::
You are the first to hear. Between now and January, my husband and I are going to provide weekly videos (#LoveFastBroadcast) on our blog and social media platforms. More details to come. Just stay tuned to our Facebook & Instagram accounts. Also, our Love Fast Live Slow email newsletter.
Lots to come. I am responding to God's direction in my life. I strive to be a blessing. Thanks for being on this journey with me!
I love you!