What Proverbs 31 Teaches Us About Business

 A wife of noble character and what she brings to the table

Every 1st Thursday of each month I get together with 3 lovely entreprenuer’s on Blab. Blab is a live broadcast that lets you have your own show and yes we have our own show for our Faith + Business sessions. There are many ways to use Blab such as Aftershows, Interviews, Recording Podcast, Coaching and Teaching, Discussions, and more.

Favorite verses from Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31:15 ” She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants” Photographer and Designer, Dañetta Evans

Proverbs 31:24 “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes” Blogger, Ranisha Grice

Proverbs 31:25 ” She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” Communication Consultant, Tam Sparx

How do you relate to Proverbs 31?

“Strong independent Christian women who has everything going on and knows how to manage all life purposes from church, home, family, business, and more. A Proverbs 31 women encourage you to pursue your passions and have great balance” Tam Sparx

“The scriptures should be a blue print so when things get out of order you can always pull yourself back in to what you should be doing. Good customer service is what builds a brand and keep customers coming back” Dañetta Evans

“Ladies whatever you do for business make sure its profitable and you can sell to merchants and make your own money” Ranisha Grice

I challenge you Women of Proverbs to be an example someone is watching you. “Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise” Proverbs 31:31

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Rebekah’s Life and Legacy

Rebekah Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never seen or met. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promises he had made.

Rebekah is a very beautiful woman from head to toe at this time who was also a virgin no man has ever slept with her. Rebekah who is loving and kind went to move with a man she didn’t know. As for myself and I’m sure other women who may feel the same way will not allow a strange man we don’t know a room in our home then offer to meet our relatives like we knew them for years, even though times has changed and people are putting more and more trust into “strangers” Where I do see fit for the man who prayed to the Lord for a woman like herself. How can you thank the Lord for answering your prayer in the middle of praying what are the odds this will happen.

Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.”

How do you think your family would respond? After being involved and meeting with the person of your dreams. I suggest test out some questions to see what you get.

Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Sometimes I think about God calling me to move far away from home and away from my immediate family in fact I think about it so much I think he called me when he didn’t. I keep an ear out so I can always hear when God say, Ranisha its time go move with your husband. I definitely want to obey his word and sacrifice to please God.

How can I describe what Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was like? Parenting crossed my mind when I think of what skills I’ll have vs my husband’s. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

I want my children to know the value of a dollar and the hard work “their” parents had to put in for the food on their table. I don’t want them to think because their parents have the money they can have all the electronics, Jordan’s, and jeans they want, but have failing grades.

What I learned about Rebekah was her favoritism to Jacob and she went along with the tricks and schemes to help him gain a blessing. When I read the full chapter of Genesis 27 I have gain understanding of Genesis 27:46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?” I am also inspired by her faith to marry a man she didn’t know. How many of us can say God I trust you this is it?

If you know the story feel free to comment below or link me on Twitter to elaborate on Genesis 27:46 and tell me from you’re understanding?

 

Sarah and Hagar Lesson on Promises

Everyone knows the story of Abraham and God’s promise to him. Everyone also knows a thing or two about his sons, Issac and Ishmael. However, we don’t know much about the women behind the scenes – Sarah and Hagar. I aim to shed some light on these two in two separate posts.

First, we will discuss Sarah.

A little background: Sarah was the wife and half-sister of Abraham. Her name was originally Sarai, but God later changed her name, along with that of her husband to further solidify His promise to them.

Speaking of the promise, that is the main reason Sarah is a lesson for all women. Sarah shows us women just how much power we have in influencing our men, and with that power comes great responsibility. She also shows us what not to do while waiting on God.

Now all women know that we have a certain power within us that can alter history. This example is best shown when it comes to Sarah. Both Sarah and Abraham knew that God promised them a son and promised them that they would be the ancestors of more people than the stars could count. However, Sarah had so much influence on Abraham that she influenced him to become the father of two nations! But how? It was her lack of faith that did it.

God told the old couple themselves that they would have a child. Of course that was insanity to Sarah, being that she was old and barren, but she forgot what God said in Genesis 18:14, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” I think that she believed, but because He didn’t do it on her time she panicked. As a result, she told Abraham to have a child with Hagar. And I think this is something that all women struggle with – we’re so used to having to be in control all the time that we sometimes go overboard and wind up doing stuff that isn’t even in our job description! Sarah panicked, thinking that God didn’t have it handled and decided to take matters into her own hands.

Now the act of Hagar conceiving a child with Abraham in Sarah’s place was a normal practice of that time. But Sarah forgot that they didn’t have a normal situation. Her mind wasn’t in the mode of Romans 12:2 – “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” God intended her to have a child, not Hagar. And I believe it was a mixture of jealousy and guilt that caused the tension between the women in the first place, even further solidifying the history of the world as a whole(Issac vs Ishmael, Christianity vs. Islam).

We are so hasty to receive our blessings that we go off and out of God’s master plan to obtain that blessing. Then we get mad when we enter the storm that we, ourselves created! Sarah wanted Abraham’s promise to come to pass so bad that, when it didn’t come when she felt it should, she offered up Hagar in her place. Then when what she wanted to happen happened, she got angry and upset, wanting God to intervene and fix the mess she made.

Don’t get me wrong, Sarah was the mother of a great nation, and it was an honor that God saw her fit. But she wasn’t perfect – she made mistakes too. The only thing is that her mistake altered the course of history.

So, ladies, make sure to pay attention to the things that God’s promises you, and hold tight to them. You don’t wanna get too hasty and ruin it for yourself and possibly even the ones who will come after you.

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