The virtuous woman
- Category: The virtuous woman
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- Written by Constance Masamba
This implies that the suitable helper is not just a woman of fasting and prayer, but she is also a woman of action; performs duties to the best of her knowledge and capability, can be depended on to do things. She is an achiever and does not sit back to watch how the situation around her is going to change, but participates and does things to help change her situation. This suitable helper is not lazy and idle and does not think and do things like a beggar Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬â„¢munandikwatiriranji? mundidyetsa, ndi kundivekaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢or Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬â„¢kwathu munandipeza ndikudya ndi kuvalaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ .
Yes, the power of preparation!Ã‚Â This can be the difference between the road to success and failure.Ã‚Â If we fail to prepare, we prepare to fail.Ã‚Â Preparation includes possessing a persistence based on a will to win.
O, the power of positive hope! How do you develop your Hope in God?Ã‚Â By putting your hope in GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s word.Ã‚Â EstherÃ‚Â did not allow anything to separate her from the knowledge that she had of her God.Ã‚Â Despite her circumstances, she still had God as her number one hope. This is why when the decree to kill the Jews came in, she told Mordecai that she was going to help the Jews, and activated her hope in God by the instrument of fasting.
I want to zero in on having courage in an age of compromise. Mordecai comes top as an example.
I just love my fellow women.Ã‚Â I love to talk, shop, laugh and pray with them.Ã‚Â Sometimes, I cry with them too.Ã‚Â I have many friends for whom the subject of Ã¢â‚¬ËœdaddyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ is a painful one.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know about you but I am seemingly captivated by the mediaÃ‚Â and the way their headlines ensure we get hookedÃ‚Â to the news behind it.Ã‚Â They are so good at eye-catching headlines. You find yourself stopping in your tracks to gaze at the source, whether it is electronic (television) or print media.
Today we look at Haman, the man who is so very self-destructive, it is unreal. He never considered principle when seeking recognition, made his way to the top and became the kingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favourite confidant. This was a man who hated Jews with a passion and desired to be exalted higher than others. Such was his influence upon the king that the latter commanded all his servants to bow in reverence Haman.