Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wifely Submission

Okay I've been wanting to post about this but I just had the time so here I am. I just recently started reading The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omaritian.  Something she says in her book had a profound affect on me. She says " Submission is something you give from your heart, not something demanded of you". Now I want to make it clear my husband never has and does not demand I be submissive to him. He is very gentle and kind.
Anyway, Stormie goes on to say that our attitude needs to be " Whatever you want Lord. Show me and I'll do it'. I confess  my attitude has not always been that way. Actually I have times when I don't want to submit a wend I want to do things my way.
We need to submit to our husbands with a joyful heart and not pout when we don't get our way.  There was this time a few years ago that I wanted to go to the Above Rubies Family camp but circumstances was preventing us from going so my Tim had made the decision that we would not go that year. I was not happy about this at all. I really wanted us to go and I knew we could get a full scholarship.   So I let Tim know about this and told him we can go. This didn't make him happy because he felt I wasn't listening( which I wasn't) and he was feeling that I wasn't allowing him to make decisions for our family( which I wasn't) Oh what a bitter pill that was to swallow! I'm sure the Lord wasn't happy about it either. I ended up apologizing to Tim and asking for his forgiveness.

I share this story because we wives really need to allow our husbands to lead and submit to his decisions. We might not always agree but we need  to allow God to change our husband's mind if that is His will.

  

2 comments:

  1. Great post.
    We did a study of this book back in the spring, and it was awesome. Her studies are well worth the time, imo.

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  2. Oh I have been guilty of making my beloved Jack miserable to get my way. Now I do all I can not to, I try to support him, we talk things over but I always give him the last say in the big things.

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