Nako’s Reading Group
You can see the essence of a black woman when she walks into a room.
Her beauty is like a flower that blooms.
She doesn't need a man to be strong,
Because she remains a woman all on her own.
She overcomes challenges that stands in her way.
The inner strength she has gets her through the day.
She continues to triumph with elegance and grace.
While being a double jeopardy because of her sex and her race.
She is a goal oriented woman with style and confidence.
She never forgets where she comes from and for that she’s truly blessed.
She has faith in God and not ashamed to acknowledge his presence in her life.
She can testify that without him she could never endure any sacrifice.
This black woman of beauty is the mother of all.
And for that we should be proud and stand very tall.
Everyone around her can feel her presence.
Scripture to Consider:
1 Peter 3:3-4
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
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Embrace your essence.
Mirror Mirror on the wall whose the prettiest of them all? YOU ARE
Mirror Mirror on the wall whose the happiest of them all? YOU ARE
Mirror Mirror on the wall whose the richest of them all? YOU ARE
If we as women, only knew how much POWER we had.
Look into a mirror today and speak good things into your life.
Things to consider:
Record five things you love about yourself (mentally)
Record five things you hate about yourself
If you could add anything to your life what would it be
If you could take away anything that happened to you what would it be
Who is the one person I need to forgive so that I can look into the mirror and love what I see
My beauty runs skin deep, this I know but what are three physical things that I love about myself
I love and accept myself unconditionally.
I approve of myself and feel great about myself.
I radiate love and respect and in return I get love and respect.
I am a well loved and well respected person.
I am a cultured and wise and yet, a humble person.
My high self esteem enables me to respect others and beget respect in turn.
I am free to make my own choices and decisions.
I am a unique and a very special person and worthy of respect from others.
My high self esteem allows me to accept compliments easily and also freely compliment others.
I accept others as they are and they in turn accept me as I am.
It matters little what others say. What matters is how I react and what I believe.
All is well in my world and I trade love and acceptance with the world.
I have high self esteem as I respect myself.
I deserve all that is good. I release any need for misery and suffering.
I release the need to prove myself to anyone as I am my own self and I love it that way.
I am solution minded. Any problem that comes up in life is solvable.
I am never alone. The universe supports me and is with me at every step.
My mind is filled only with loving, healthy, positive and prosperous thoughts which ultimately are converted into my life experiences.
My mind is full of gratitude for my lovely and wonderful life.
I consciously release the past and live only in the present. That way I get to enjoy and experience life to the full.