Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mike and I had a recent conversation to which he desired for me to get up earlier so that we may share together the quite moments of the morning. I too desire that but is a great struggle for me as I am naturally a "night owl"
Every night I try and go to bed earlier so that I may rise earlier
The problem is I also suffer with insomnia..
However, in a marriage there needs to be a great deal of compromise. I can't merely expect him to change to accommodate some of my personal requests if I will not do the same for him.
I am working hard to accomplish this challenge of becoming "the early bird"
The challenge does not start at this; its' much bigger, the Challenge is that I am trying to become more like Christ in the area of being a godly wife! I want to honor and respect my husband and by doing so I am honoring and respecting Christ...
I want to be the Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend that He is calling
me to be...
I want to be a godly WOMAN who lives by examples and not merely by word......
A Godly Woman Always Seeks to be Holy in Her Conduct.
A Godly Woman Always Seeks to be Truthful in Speech and Motives.
A Godly Woman Seeks to be Gentle and Quiet.
A Godly Woman Seeks to Care for the Home.
A Godly Woman Seeks to Serve Others. A Godly Woman Strives to be a Person Who Can be Trusted.
A Godly Woman Seeks to be Prudent in Financial Matters.
A Godly Woman Seeks to be a Hard Worker.
A Godly Woman Seeks to Do the Right Thing and Have a Good Reputation.
A Godly Woman Seeks to Internalize Biblical Wisdom.
A Godly Woman Seeks to Live Out the Secrets of Womanhood.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her (Proverbs 31:28).
Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:1-7) Is there any comparison? This kind of woman and daughter is a blessing to all. A builder of the home, family and community.
I challenge you to find ONE area in your marriage that you could be MORE GIVING...
If you care to share please let me know, I would love to help pray for you!!!