Friday, February 21, 2014

Struggle of submission

Ok Ladies, this can be a tough one.  We wives are to submit to our husbands.  In a world full of out of balance ideas and morals, submission is an ugly word.  In the context of God's word, it is  beautiful. 

Submission does not make us a slave to our husband but instead his partner.  It means working together and trusting one another.  God placed our husbands over our homes to provide, protect and lead.  We need to allow our husbands room to lead.  When we do we have the opportunity to care for our husband and children without the stress of those things that are his responsibility. It makes us better wives and mommies.  What you’ll find when you let him lead it that your love for him increases as you see Christ lived out in his life. 

It’s now always easy.  It can be a struggle.  We can find ourselves nagging and bitter if we do not always agree with the choices our husbands make.  Pray today that God will give you a tender heart toward your husband.  Pray for the strength and grace needed to allow him to lead while he discovers his full potential in Christ.  

For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church.  He is the Savior of his body, the church.  As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.  He gave up his life for her..

Ephesians 5:22-25