Today, I’m honored to introduce you to my friend, Amy Bayliss and her new book, The Pursuit of Proverbs 31! It’s definitely a MUST READ for every woman who has ever aspired to become the Proverbs 31 woman but were too intimidated by her to really try. 🙂
Sweet friends, y’all enjoy reading Amy’s post below, click on the video and then be sure to get your own Kindle or PDF version of her new book, The Pursuit of Proverbs 31!
Often we go through our day to day lives making decisions that could have been better if we had just included God in them. He knows all and is best suited to give us direction. All we have to do is ask and listen. We must stop solely relying on our human intellect to guide us.
I like a list. I like plans. I like specific instructions. I keep them all in my cus- tom household notebook. I like to not have to have faith to know that what I am doing is right. There, I said it. I want something tangible (like said list) to show me I am doing the right thing. But sometimes I just get a check in my spirit about things.
For years I followed a list of priorities. Every day I would go through the same grind. Did I meet with God? Did I meet my husband’s needs? Next, did I take care of the kids? Then, my husband would call me to bring him lunch at work and one of the kids would start vomiting all over the floor. Now what? Do I ignore our child’s illness and take care of my husband or do I care for my sick little one?
What if we saved money for a new front door but the body of Christ needs that exact amount for a mission’s trip? I feel led to give it but it doesn’t meet the criteria on my list. I guess that is why I have an issue with the “balance” from this priorities list that I used to seek. I looked all through His Word to find something that would lead me to a scripture that tells me how to find the coveted balance in my life. I came up short. What I did find is this:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. “
There is a season for everything. He can help you discover the season you are in.
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.
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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.