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She is Clothed with Strength

Proverbs 31

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. 26 When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. 27 She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. 28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.

A. We must address our personal sin issues

2 Corinthians 7:10 10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

B. We need to submit and pursue God’s presence. 

C. We need to rest in his presence

Hebrews 4:9-10

Stop - 

Rest - 

Delight - 

Contemplate - 

D. We need to pass on the presence

2 Timothy 1

5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

  1. Keep bringing them back to Jesus and the gospel. 

  2. Caught and taught. 

A. The tongue is a powerful tool. 

  1. Life and death are in the power of the tongue Proverbs 18:21

  2. If we cannot tame our tongue, than our religion is worthless James 1:26

  3. The source of our mouth is in our heart Luke 6:45 

B. Use your words to build up and encourage your children.

Ephesians 4:29,32

29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

A. Be mindful of who you surround yourself with, as they will influence your future.

Proverbs 13

20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm

  1. Show me your friends, and I will show you your future. 

B. What are the characteristics of someone you want at your table?

  1. A person who is willing to give you correction and point you back to Jesus. Proverbs 27:5

  2. A person who hosts the presence of God and will pray with you. 

  3. A person who is not seeking to gain from you and will love you even when you have nothing to offer. 

  4. A person who is trustworthy and authentic 

  5. A person who is willing to be slow to speak and quick to listen. 

  6. A person who will encourage you and bear your burdens. 

  7. A person who carries biblical wisdom. Titus 2:3-5

A. Change is natural and biblical 

Ecclesiastes 3

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

B. Trust God in every season 

  1. Psalm 32 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

  1. Philippians 4 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

A. Be a person who is quick to forgive. 

  1. Do not live in a prison of bitterness. 

  2. Remember the forgiveness Christ has shown you. 

B. Do not live in the lie of the enemy. 

  1. Do not live in the lie of the enemy as if that lie were the truth. 

  2. Satan, by his very nature, is a deceiver. 

  3. Do not isolate yourself because of the lie. 

  4. Replace the lies of the enemy with truth.

Take every thought captive

2 Corinthians 10

5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

A. Be aware that God knows every thought, and nothing is hidden from him, 

B. Be aware that your mind is a battleground. 

C. To take every thought captive means to do battle against your own sinful nature and Satan’s spiritual forces. 

D. Submit to God, Resist, and reject bad thoughts, replace them with thoughts and desires that honor God. Phil 4:8

E. Always be careful what your eyes see and your ears hear.

  1. Do not live and walk in condemnation, but in grace. 

C. Believe the truth and walk it out with prayer. 

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