P31 Bible Study Week 8 Part 1
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This week, we’re digging deeper into the heart of godliness as exemplified by the Proverbs 31 woman and David, a man after God’s own heart. Both of these individuals showcase the beauty and power of a life surrendered to God. The Proverbs 31 woman reminds us that godliness is rooted in our dependence on God and our pursuit of His wisdom, while David reminds us that godliness involves an awareness of our sin, a readiness to turn from our sin, and a deep desire to serve God.
This week, we also talk about being intimately connected with Christ, and how to cultivate a meaningful connection with Him.
A Sweet Word from Karissa
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Isn’t it just like us, as humans, to chase the picture-perfect image of godliness? To strive and strive, and yet feel as though we’re falling short of that Proverbs 31 woman we so admire?
If that’s you, I want to gently remind you of one simple truth: godliness isn’t about perfection–it’s about progress.
You see, The Proverbs 31 woman is not a portrait of a perfect woman. Instead, she’s a picture of a God-dependent woman. One who knows she’s not complete in her own strength, but looks to her Savior, for the grace and power to navigate each day.
The Lord reminds us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
What a relief, isn’t it? To know that in our weakness, His strength is made perfect. To know that when we feel inadequate, He is more than enough.
Yes, this godly woman in Proverbs, she fears the Lord. She reveres Him, loves Him, and acknowledges her need for Him. This is where her true strength lies. She may seem like an unattainable ideal, but look closer, friends. Look at her heart. It’s not a heart without fault, but it is a heart that leans into God.
The heart of godliness lies in surrender. It’s found when we lift our hands, reveal our shortcomings, and say, “Lord, I can’t do this on my own. I need You.”
So today, I encourage you to embrace your weaknesses. Yes, you read it right. Embrace them because it’s in those moments of utter vulnerability that God’s strength shines the brightest. It’s in those quiet whispers of, “Lord, help me,” that we find the power to change, to grow, and to become more like Christ.
We’re not called to be perfect. We are called to be dependent on the One who is. That’s the heart of a Proverbs 31 woman.
Your journey towards godliness isn’t about hiding your weaknesses. It’s about laying them down at God’s feet, while allowing His transforming power to change us. In the tender process of surrender and transformation, we find ourselves stepping out of the shadows of our shortcomings and into the glorious light of His love.
You are loved by an Almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
This Week’s Challenge
This week, I challenge you to consciously lean into your weaknesses and invite God into them. Whether it’s a recurring sin, a difficult relationship, or a challenging circumstance, take a moment each day to admit your need for God’s help. As you do this, remember that it’s in our vulnerabilities that God’s strength shines the brightest. Be open to His transformative power, and watch how He can turn your weaknesses into testimonies of His grace and goodness.
This Week’s Bible Verse
Week at a Glance
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Read 2 Samuel 12, Psalm 51 & Matthew 7:24-28
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Read through Chapter 7 of “The 7 Virtues of a Proverbs 31 Woman” in your study guide. This week we’re reading about godliness.
Fill in the P31 Challenge at the end of the chapter.
Share your reflections in the Facebook group.
Respond to at least one other person’s post in the group to encourage others.
Look over the chapter again, answering the questions.
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Reflect on Darlene’s insights and how they align with or enhance your understanding of the week’s study.
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