These are words that describe a certain woman I know.
Rebellious against God’s Word when it comes to the wife’s duties within a marriage.
Self-centered when it comes to her husband and his simple requests.
Vengeful and mean when she doesn’t get her way. She should be treated like a princess, you know!
Ms. Attitude given anytime she pleases.
I don’t like this girl! Really, lately her ways have left a bad taste in my mouth.
Yes, if you don’t know, I am talking about myself here.
I thank the Lord to opening my eyes over the last few months. I know what God’s Word says about marriage. I’ve read it over and over!
“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:11,12
“...Love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:4b,5
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.” (Ephesians 5:22,23
When you read these verses they can seem harsh, demeaning and undo-able. Yet, I realize they seemed that way to me, simply because I read them with a resistant heart that wasn’t trusting God. I’ve been trying God’s Word out on my marriage more and more, a marriage that I had wrecked many years ago. (For some reason, my husband stuck with me, even though I wasn’t a wife worth keeping—remember those adjectives above—yuck!) Anyway, God’s Word works!! You wouldn’t believe the blessings I am experiencing by being the opposite of ME!
No, I’m not the perfect wife now. Yet, I see God’s hand in most of my decisions, responses and actions. My husband says he even sees a change in me over the last eight months. That makes me smile, because my change apparently isn’t a temporary one. I thank God for that!
It’s not easy work. Every day is a challenge. I’ve bitten my lip so many times, to keep from saying what I would normally just spout out without a second thought. No, I’m not looking for praise. I’m giving praise to God, because I thought I was a hopeless cause. God has proven otherwise! I’m just here to tell you wives that are unhappy with your marriage to get into God’s Word. Do God’s Word without resistance and there will be changes in your marriage you never thought were possible!
Please pray for me. The temptation to return to the ‘norm’ is always there. Thanks!
Visit Mom’s The Word. This blogger inspired me to write today’s blog post.