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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Just Right

On January 1, myself and about 75 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 today'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 sadly 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 for the next few days to take a deeper look 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, I want to encourage you to 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: Two years ago when my daughter was about to turn 17 I had began to notice her gravitating closer to her father when it came 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 have all 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 I do. :)

It's healthy.

It's family.

Just right.

1 comment:

Pat Johns said...

So thankful Tina for the awesome "helpmeet" you have always and still continue to be to Mark....I prayed for you many years ago before Mark or I knew who his lifetime companion would be.....God is faithful!!!!!