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Set aside time this week to worship God. Read the Psalms, listen to music or just sit somewhere quietly. || Proverbs 31 Devotion - 2 Samuel 6:21-22

"… It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this …” 2 Samuel (NIV)

“We don’t have to. We get to. And thanks be to God that we do. | @karenehman”

"It is the Lord himself we are serving as we enthusiastically check off our to-do lists." Karen Ehman // Need some encouragement on tackling your work with enthusiasm

Do you wear too many hats? By pressing pause to connect with Jesus we can learn to re-prioritize our tasks & calm our anxious hearts. {Matthew 6:31-33 ESV} || Proverbs 31 Devotion

Do you wear too many hats? By pressing pause to connect with Jesus we can learn to re-prioritize our tasks & calm our anxious hearts.

Think about what actions of yours speak the loudest. What do you hope will be your one-sentence eulogy? Join Karen Ehman for today's devotion at Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Father, may I make it my aim today to scatter kindness as I go through life, reflecting to others Your kindness to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

"lean into the faithfulness of God . . . and finish well."  Click to read today’s "Encouragement for Today" devotion.

"While it’s tempting to quit before it’s finished, today I want to encourage you to lean into the faithfulness of God and … finish well.

Esther was a living example of the words the Apostle Peter wrote centuries later: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight” (1 Peter 3:3-4, NIV).  -Arlene Pellicane

" Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.

So the next time we are tempted to come apart at the “seems” while staring at the pics on our phone, let’s log off for a moment — or a week! — and start counting our many blessings. May we be grateful to God for what we do have, and stop wanting someone else’s life. Then, we’ll discover that true contentment isn’t having what you want. It is wanting nothing more than what you already have.  -Karen Ehman

Struggle with contentment much, especially on social media? Join Karen Ehman for today's Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion for encouragement on finding true contentment.

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Ultimately, I pray my conversations with Jesus guide my family’s focus and continually point my daughters to His love. Will your kids (or other young people in your sphere of influence) see you talking to Jesus?

Scatter some unusual kindness today. When you do, you’ll make someone’s day — and yours!  -Karen Ehman

"“Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.

I’ve learned that when I choose to believe in my husband, I’m really choosing to believe in God. Not because my husband is immortal, but I’m showing I believe in God’s sovereignty to change hearts, attitudes and behaviors.  -Barbara Rainey

I’ve learned that when I choose to believe in my husband, I’m really choosing to believe in God. Not because my husband is immortal, but I’m showing I believe in God’s sovereignty to change hearts, attitudes and behaviors.

Begin by seeking the Lord today. Read His Word daily. Connect with your church. Make God’s Word a necessary part of your daily life and watch Him renew a hunger and thirst for Him today. Allow your kids to be a part of that process. Allow them to see the importance and joy of God’s Word in your life.  -Dr. David Jeremiah

“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.