The Accomplished Woman – #14

The “Accomplished Woman” is sagacious!

Proverbs 31:14 She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar.

The root word to sagacious is “sage”, which means wise man. It’s definition is

“of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment or discerning.”

So we could say maybe this woman scouts out where bargains are and will drive across town to get them, I think the meaning goes so much deeper.

Isaiah 45:3 (NKJV)

I will give you the treasures of darkness

And hidden riches of secret places,

That you may know that I, the Lord,

Who call you by your name,

Am the God of Israel.

Jesus knows things we don’t know, but if we are discerning or sagacious, he will  show us hidden riches of secret places.

John 6:35 (NKJV) And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

When we follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit, even the smallest impressions can lead to prosperity for our families. Jesus is our bread that comes from afar. One of the ways we bring food from afar is in secret places of prayer and listening to his voice.

Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.

Jesus told us to ask daily for bread from heaven, everything we need is already prepared if we will ask Him for it, and then listen. This is how we can be be sagacious!

My daughter, Brooke, is one of the most sagacious women I’ve ever known. She’s very good at budgeting and finding things in remote places. Remember that the word afar means, remote or secret places.\

Brooke has always asked the Lord to lead her in her home management. She researches things out but she also prays and listens to God. She had been praying for some new clothes for her girls who at that time were 2 and 4.  One day, around 4 o’clock while cleaning her house and praying in the Spirit, she felt impressed by the Holy Spirit to go to a store called “Gap”.

She dropped everything and went!

Gap was starting a big sale the next day, but they had already put some racks of clothes out the evening before with huge markdowns… in sizes (you guessed it) 2 and  4.  She outfitted both her girls well within her budget. If she had waited until next the day they would have probably all been gone. Jesus knows where the bargains are in the most remote places.

I would bet that the “Accomplished Woman” was a coupon clipper. Maybe you’ve heard of Sarah Bowman Lopp, known as the “Coupon Queen.” What an inspiring story she has. She had a need in her family and looked to God and found a way to bless her family and that has turned into a business that blesses thousands of others. Her Facebook page is called “Money Saving Queen.”

The “Accomplished Woman” is no sluggard. She is sagacious. On top of everything else, maybe you learned a new vocabulary word. lol

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