Thursday, January 19, 2012

self control: lollapalooza

It’s just so stinkin’ fun to say!  (I know you’re saying it out loud right this very second.) 

It means “a person or a thing that is particularly impressive or attractive”. 

The woman found in Proverbs 31 is a lollapalooza.  She gets up early, keeps a light on all night, makes clothes from scratch, runs a lucrative business, is totally prepared for the future, does some charity work in her “spare time”, makes her husband look good, and refuses to stop working to eat chocolate in front a chic flick while the kids are in school.  She’s particularly impressive.

And she’s our example.

Does God intend every woman to be a lollapalooza?

Every woman a Proverbs 31 lady?

The proverbs of Solomon are “for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life.” (Proverbs 1:3)  And this verse is followed by 31 chapters of little proverbs, one stacked on top of the other, one element of self control at a time. 

Controlling the tongue. 

Stocking the pantry for winter. 

Honest scales. 

Kind words.

The slow-but-steady addition of self control into our lives.  Finished with the beautiful picture of a woman who can do more than is humanly possible, with faith in God and some effort.  A lollapalooza life.

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