This morning I was blessed to be able to be apart of the start of a college girls bible study. I was surrounded by sweet, brilliant, godly, modest, young women. It was truly wonderful and sparked something in me. A reminder. I'm not alone. Sometimes, as christians, its rough, even here in America. The bible speaks of a remnant, and I believe we are in those times. So many times, I feel like I'm utterly alone in my faith. But I'm not. And what an encouragement. During this bible study, we read through Proverbs 31, and as we read, one person came to mind over and over. The description of a fine, godly, woman was spoken aloud. "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life," "She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plans the days work," "She is clothed with dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future." These are simply a few of the phrases thrown out in this Proverb. And they embody the woman my sister, Emily is. She is one of the godliest women I know. She takes care of her home and her children. She is able to be a godly influence in their lives, and an encouragement to her husband. She has an amazing way about her that seems contagious and I could spend hours with her. I've been blessed with two wonderful sisters. Both Ashley and Emily were godly influences on me as I grew up. It was like having two extra moms. Both are creative and talented and beautiful. Ashley has the ability to write the most captivating words, and she brings excitement to learning for her students. She is an amazing teacher, and mom, and wife. She also is a Proverbs 31 woman. They both, have always reminded me that virtue and modesty, are of the utmost importance. They are role models to me, still. And always have been. I love watching as they raise their amazing children. They are so full of energy, and they exude life. They love life. And I love them. It's unimaginable where I'd be without them. They helped mold me, and I believe I am the woman I am today, because of who they have been in my life.
I lead such a blessed life, all thanks to God, and his glory. And I am trying not to forget where these blessings come from.