I'm spending some lovely quiet time in study with the unit our CGroup is currently doing, Real Marriage. I can not say enough how transformational this series has been for our marriage. It's just awesome.
Anyhow, Jason and I complete and discuss lots of homework together, but there are also individual questions that we reflect on individually as a wife or husband. In responding to my question of, "Who does God say that you are" I found such encouragement in this one particular scripture, so I thought I'd share :)
Proverbs 31: 25 - 27 says that as a wife, I am, "clothed with strength and dignity; I can laugh at the days to come. I speak with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on my tongue. I watch over the affairs of my household and do not eat at the bread of idleness." (I changed the "she" to "I" because I think it's even more powerful to insert our own identity.)
This is so encouraging to me. I need only tap into the Spirit given to me by Him, and I can be all these things. Talk about empowering!