Amy at In Pursuit of Proverbs 31 is beginning a new Bible study today. She kicked it off last Monday asking that those who were going to participate answer a few questions. As you can see, I am behind, (which is an example of why I need this study :->), but today is a new day, and I am jumping in. So, here goes.
What do you hope to get out of this Bible study?
To be honest, this passage of scripture really intimidates me. While I have been able to feel better about it since learning about and becoming involved with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I still feel like a failure as a P31 woman. My house is usually a mess. I don’t cook often enough for my family. Clothes often have to be grabbed from a basket or the dryer. I worry about what I am teaching my daughter about how to be a wife and mother honoring God and family at the same time. I certainly don’t feel like a very good example. My husband, bless his dear heart, never complains, although, he probably should. I don’t feel I’m honoring him as I should either. He works very hard so that I can be a stay-at-home wife and mother. He has always wanted it to be that way if that was my desire, which it is. My job is the home, and I don’t think I’m very good at my job.
What, if anything, has prevented you from studying these scriptures in the past?
I read through and did the accompanying study for A Woman’s Secret to a Balanced Life by Lysa TerKeurst and Sharon Jaynes. It was a great book, and I felt less intimidated by the passage after reading their book and doing the study. They really emphasize that the P31 woman is not supposed to be a superwoman. However, it’s been sometime, at least a couple of years, I think, since I did that study, and I don’t feel anything like my perception of who a P31 woman should be.
What have you found helpful or frustrating about living out these scriptures?
I think I have already covered this one. In a nutshell, I spend most of my days feeling like I fall way short.
The actual study begins today. I will share my thoughts to the first week’s post later this week.