More than anything I want to be a good wife. Not because I love my husband, which I do dearly, but because I love God.
There are many scriptures we could look at that applies to being a wife. But recently I was challenged in Ephesians 4 and Philippians 2 as I applied them to my marriage. I was struck by how not only do they speak to the believer on their attitudes and actions toward others, but they give a good list on being a good wife.
I mean seriously why do we think we have the right to treat our husbands worse than God tells us to treat other believers. Or our enemies! I understand we might feel safe with him but NEVER do I have a right to sin against him. NEVER. It doesn’t matter what your emotions are at the moment we do not have a right to mistreat anyone.
So I began to pray through these verses. I confessed the areas I’ve fail toward my husband and then allowed the word to encourage me toward a more Christ like attitude toward the one God gave me. My love, my husband.
Father I so want to to lead a life worthy of my calling. I am reminded that I have called by You. God my I have a humble and gentle attitude toward my husband. Help me to be patient, making allowance for his faults. Help me to do this because of your love.
Father may I remember that we are united in the Holy Spirit, and we have been bound together with peace. We are one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have been called to the same glorious future. Help me to surrender completely to you and You alone. (Eph 4:1-4)
Father my husband and I together belong to You. In this we can find comfort for you promise to love us. Help us to have true fellowship together in the Spirit. Help me heart be tender and sympathetic toward him. Help us to be truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose. Oh precious Father forgive me for my selfishness in this relationship with my husband. Help me to be humble, thinking of him above myself. Help me to put self aside and show genuine interest in him and what he is doing.
Help my attitude to be the same as Christ Jesus. Help me to not demand my own rights but cling to my rights as Your child. Father help me to be nothing, to be humble and willingly serve my husband. (Phil 2:1-7)
Oh dear sister, what kind of wife are you? Are you treating your husband in a way that brings glory to God? Are you treating him better than yourself? One day we will be called into account on how we’ve treated our brother’s and sister’s, that does include your husband.