Last week we ended with referring to the Proverbs 31 woman remembering, “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.” In another version it says, “Clothed in strength and dignity, with nothing to fear, she smiles when she thinks about the future.” And the New Living Translation says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” (Proverbs 31:25).
What I love to sit still and ponder is that our Source is endless. When we hear so much about how resources are running out, aren’t we able to smile about it because we know His resources never run out? No matter what we need, whether it’s love or comfort, or even when it’s monetary needs, He has an endless supply that He will happily give when it’s in our best interest.
That’s the point, isn’t it? When for some “odd” reason we find ourselves in short supply of what we really need—why do we believe He’s withholding from us what we “need”? All I know for certain is that whatever it is, it IS, it has to be, for our good, for our safety, for our protection—something and in some way that not giving it to us means a greater GOOD for us!
Just today I read a daily journal where someone mentioned still having financial struggles she was sure would clear up once she began tithing. Then I moved onto reading a praise report from one of our ministers who realized her busyness that left her exhausted, was what He had used to keep her from a lot of mess she could have been involved and entangled in. Once He revealed this to our minister, she said, she immediately lost the “weariness” she had felt, even though she was still just as busy.
Personally, I have had struggles understanding why He’d been withholding restoring my health. Yet, more and more, almost daily, I have to admit I am beginning to understand and see how it’s meant for my good.
First of all, I see how much my life would be so much different, without so many blessings I’ve experienced due to my poor health. And, in a way that none of us would choose, due to my health, He’s giving me so many almost forgotten desires of my heart. For instance, if I were fully well, there’s no doubt I’d be going, going, going. Yet for the most part, I don’t go out much, and because by nature I’m a homebody, preferring to live quietly and not go out, this is really a lovely blessing.
Amazing too is His timing. When I personally (and our ministry) came under a recent attack, it was at the exact time when He chose to bless me with something I’d dreamed about for so many years! And had it not been for my poorer, but improving health, this longtime, unimaginable blessing would never have happened.
Another desire I’ve had for a very long time, which I can be less discreet about, is not having to travel as much. Without my good health, I’m not traveling (at least not internationally) and so here again is another desire of my heart. Yet, this particular blessing isn’t as much for me as much as it also *spills over to my daughter, Tara. Due to my health, she is the one who began traveling internationally for me and for our ministry.
I know without a doubt if I had traveled with Tara (or more accurately she with me), the dynamic would have been entirely different. Without me, she has become the spiritually strong younger wise woman that is catching the attention of so many. She has had so many rare and special opportunities to share about RMI and my 14-year restoration "it is finished" "it is finished", which has resulted in the most precious of fruits, Tara!
While traveling Tara says that after she shares about the ministry, she then often is asked and has the opportunity to share her own testimony, sharing with her listeners how she remained morally, emotionally, and physically pure for her future husband.
Tara was taught this from a young age just like her older siblings—my sons who also saved themselves for their wives!! It began with the two books you’ll find on His Prince and Princess HomeGrown page. So if you have young children, be sure you use this as a resource to instill the truth at an early age. Begin with The "Wedding Clothes" and then the "River of Life."
Because remaining morally pure is something so rare these days— it’s like finding a 10-carat diamond ring just as Proverbs says for a young woman and probably more rare for a young man. However, it’s not impossible and it means, too, a faithful man not bound to immoral strongholds that you, yourself, are probably battling on a daily, moment-by-moment basis! Don’t pass this curse to your children, your sons or daughters!
In addition, and the way this is also possible is not being exposed to peers. Now like never before, Homeschooling is both common and the only option for a Believer!
Homeschooled from the beginning, Tara also chose and was encouraged not to study the ways of the world. Rather than going to college or a university, Tara, instead, invested her time into studying His ways, through His Word. Tara’s favorite book was A Wise Woman and then she began revising this for young Women in Waiting like herself!
In the beginning, many people (even family) ridiculed, mocked, and harassed her about this decision to not attend —but now they stand in awe at how God gave her the reward of experiencing countries and people and life around the world!
Where is your Source? Do you fear it may be running out or it has run out? Is it your health, or finances, or relationships? No matter what, if you take the time to sit with Him often enough, just to talk and listen, snuggle and cuddle, when the subject comes up, immediately your mind will flood with HIS answers. You’ll begin to realize that He does have an endless supply of everything, which He will happily give you when it’s in your best interest.
Often after you wait, and though being without or not having quite enough has you concerned, the truth is, He is withholding whatever it is, to instead, give you and bring about many forgotten desires of your heart. It simply takes asking Him to show you. 🙂
*spills over. A marvelous spiritual principle is this: When you give, you aren’t the only one blessed. You will discover, as I do almost daily, that those who are close to you also are blessed, the “running over” is spilling over. The closest to you, the more they, too, become drenched with blessings. “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38
For those of you who are restored, we have the men's version of this Living Lesson that would be an amazing way to introduce your husband to these topics. Often it's in the midst of a crisis, such as something having to do with one of your children (or health or finances)—just TRUST GOD to provide the opportunity and don't let fear cause you to pull back when you should simply share it with Him. But be sure this is HIS leading and not what you want, which will cause more issues. If He is your HH and you've conditioned yourself to follow His lead and open doors for you, then it will happen!!
BEFORE you journal, as the Lord to bring someone to mind who needs to hear this and "Share the GOOD NEWS." Grab the URL https://loveatlast.org/living-lessons/week-23-our-endless-source/ and paste it into a text or email or a private message on social media. Tell her you've been praying for her (and be sure to pray ) because everyone (even non-believers) welcome prayer!