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Define Your Purpose {Guest Post By Amy Bayliss}

As children of God, we each have a purpose to accomplish. As the body of Christ, our functions will vary. We need to discover, through prayer and discernment, what God’s purpose is for us so we can walk in it. I can tell you right now your purpose isn’t to be the perfect housewife and mother and if that’s your goal, it could become an idol. Your purpose is to first love God with everything you have; the rest will follow.

All throughout the Bible there are many scriptures that reinforce some of the verses in Proverbs 31 but, the similar scriptures are not just for women.
They are intended for the entire Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ. On a practical side, these scriptures give us a look into the heart of women. I can’t help but notice a theme throughout; the craving of praise from the husband. The penalty of sin in Genesis 3 was that the woman’s desire would be for her husband and he would rule over her. This desire is evident in Proverbs 31. Something else that is obvious is this woman’s relationship
with her God. Her desire is to please Him.

Throughout the book I tell you to read scriptures from the Bible. That is because you should read it for yourself. Don’t take someone else’s word about what is in the Bible. All too often, God’s word is misinterpreted or taken out of context. I, too, have taken for granted what someone else told me is biblical fact without researching for myself. It can happen to any of
us. What is worse is that we can then turn around and teach these falsities
to others and misguide them. This is avoidable. We must seek Him for ourselves.
We must be fully con!dent in what we teach, especially with regard
to Scripture. We will be held accountable for each word.

Our purpose is made clearer when we read His word and allow the opportunity for Him to speak to us on a personal level.

If you’ve ever wanted to tear the 31st chapter of Proverbs out of your bible this book is for you.

She is a wife, mom, business owner, seamstress, she serves the needy, speaks life and wisdom, and seems to be quite the major overachiever, perfectionist type.

Except that…she’s not.

Come along and journey with Amy and take a look at the real woman of Proverbs 31. She isn’t as perfect as she seems. In fact, I think she is a lot like you and me.

If you want the Kindle version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31 for Kindle. You can also download the free Kindle app on your PC, iPad, iPhone, or many other devices.

For the downloadable, printable PDF version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31


Amy Bayliss

Amy is a small town Cajun girl living life in the big city. She and her husband Ryan have four children, all boys, ranging in age from toddler to teen! Amy is a full-time blogger and WP designer at My Southern Media. You can visit her at her personal blog, Cajun Joie de Vivre or you can follow her ramblings on Twitter and keep up with her mischief on Facebook.