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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Adulthood (07/30/09)

TITLE: From Wisdom to Chocolate
By Donna New


If there’s anyone I want to be it’s the Proverbs 31 woman. She has every quality a woman could desire. But I’ll never be her! She’s too perfect! However, here is my version of the “golden girl” that is desirable in God’s eyes, a mature, adult woman.

A mature woman is so much more than one who can handle a business deal in the corporate world. She is so much more than someone who wears business suits and can debate the best business man in her office. She is so much more than someone who can keep a clean house and balance work at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, hard work is important. She’ll keep busy cleaning or doing her work. She won’t be idle.

But, in my eyes a mature woman is worth far more than money. She’s one we all can believe in and trust in, securely. She’s a friend in need. When we are in the darkness of trouble, she is a light to dispel doubt and fear. It may just be a smile she gives or the sweetest wisdom and kindness that we know comes from above that brings light to the tears of our dark moment. Her comforting, encouraging ways meld our friendship.

She also understands the power of chocolate to heal a girl’s heart. When a little fun is needed in a tense situation she’s there with a giggle and dark chocolate with almonds. She can cook comfort food, like mac n cheese when we need a little soul nourishment.

She feels the pain for the wrong in this world. Faith is not easy to bear. She knows right from wrong and bears the burden of loving those who are losing the battle against evil. I think her love gives strength to weary warriors. She has no self-pity, only eyes to see others in need.

She opens her mouth for those who are defenseless. There are so many little ones in our world, whether a 40 year old handicapped person or a babe in the womb. Who will speak for them when someone comes against them? The genuine woman will speak whether in her prayers or aloud in her world. She’ll have insight into how to speak lovingly and graciously to those who haven’t understood truth yet, for they are lost babes to God.

These qualities didn’t come easy. They have been forged through difficult circumstances of her own and facing them by clinging to her heavenly Father’s word. When I describe her, I feel inadequate and stunted. But, I can become similar to her, a feminine light on this earth by trusting in our Lord and studying His word. I don’t have to lose my own personality to grow. I want to be her, yet me, and one day at a time I promise to love Him and His own by His grace. There is no other way to become a woman of God. If I never “arrive” and actually none of us will this side of heaven, “Lord, I pray I’ll serve You worshipfully.”

Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting] but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 Amplified Bible

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Gregory Kane08/07/09
Amen. I like your emphasis on nurturing the soul
Connie Dixon08/10/09
This is a great reminder for all of us who want to be all that God has for us.