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Monday, June 7, 2010

Just Right


If you happen to be visiting this blog for the time this year let me catch you up to speed. On January 1, myself and almost 100 others began a journey... a pretty long journey... a three hundred and sixty-five day journey through the New Living Translation of The One Year Chronological Bible.

And what an awesome journey it has been!!!

We are currently reading about the wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon. I was completely saddened by our Saturday's reading. Solomon was so wise, so close to God, so called by God. And yet we read... In Solomon's old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God... 1 Kings 11:4.

I was not reading anything that I did not already know; it was just a moment of reflection for me because the they the above verse speaks of was Solomon's many wives.

Oh the power a wife can wield.... and he had 700(1 Kings 11:3). But all it takes is one to turn a man's heart... toward good... or toward evil.

So what was the role his wives were to play?  And what is our role in marriage too?  To answer that question all we have to do is go back to our January 1st reading....

Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him."

The King James Version calls us a help meet for him. In other words, we are to help our husbands meet the goals, plans and purposes that God has placed in his life. That is our role.

Our May 31st reading starting off with this verse of scripture, A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1

Ladies, you have the power to build up your husband or to tear down the very fabric of his being. And I have seen it go both ways.  If you build up your husband you are building up your home.  And vice versa, if you tear down your husband, you will tear down your home as well.

I want us to take a departure this week from our regular blogs, which are usually written primarily concerning our One Year Bible readings, and for the next few days let's take a deeper dive into the role we play in the lives of our husbands and homes.

Will you join me? I pray you will because I want all of us to be just right for our husbands.

Before we continue tomorrow, let's do a little homework assignment.

Knowing that we are called to complete our husbands and not compete with them, take a look at your marriage and answer this question... Am I a team player, free from any competitive thoughts, actions or desires?

Let me give you a little example: My daughter will turn 17 in a few weeks. Over the past year I have noticed her gravitating closer to her father when it has come to matters of her job, finances and future. Now for this mother, who has been a part of every aspect of her daughter's life, pride could easily rise up and make we want to step in and be the answer to my, ahem, our daughter's needs, questions and concerns. 

Oh but she needs her father... and she needs me too.  And to be honest, I LOVE seeing her need her daddy, love her daddy, and trust her daddy, as do I too. :)

It's healthy.

It's family.

Just right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tina, I'm reading your blog for the first time(sorry) but want you to know I love it! I'm hooked.
Shannon