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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Revive Your Marriage - Heads & Hearts

Have you remembered to pray for your husband this week? Have you seen a difference in your marriage? Have you seen an improvement?

Did you have good intentions to pray more but maybe you forgot or you got too busy? It's ok. This starts a whole new week & you can try harder!

But, that's not all you need to do this week. You didn't think it would be that easy, did you?

I want you to revive your attitude.

WHAT??????!!!!! There's nothing wrong with me! It's all his fault!

How many times have we said that? How many more times have we thought that?
 
But seriously, let's think about this.

Most of the time, we have a real problem admitting when something is our fault. It's so much easier to believe that we are right.

What's more is that not only is it not our fault, but we, as women, are equal to men now! No more being submissive, no more waiting on a man, no more being seen & not heard.

But, what are God's ideas about this?
Ephesians 5:22-23 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: 
and he is the saviour of the body.


God wants us to openly admit when we mess up. He wants us to confess our faults to Him as well as admitting our mistakes to those we have wronged.

God also still desires that the man be the head of the household. This doesn't actually mean the ruler. This more of a cornerstone, the foundation.

When He put Adam & Eve together, He made Eve out of Adam's rib. He didn't pick Adam's foot so that Eve would be less important than her husband or his head so she could be in charge, but his rib so she would be close to his heart.

Think about this ladies. It is God's plan for our men to be in charge. I understand that this idea is not very popular, but most often what is right isn't what is popular.

I haven't always believed this. I didn't even want to say "love, honor, & obey" in my marriage vows. I did say those words though & I'm glad I did. God has brought my way of thinking slowly around to His way.

If this is a new thought for you, go slow.

Start with prayer. Pray for your husband. Pray for yourself. Pray that God will show you what His expectations for your marriage are. Then act on it. Be the first to apologize. Pick up his dinner plate just to be nice. Ask him if he needs anything. Rub his feet.

If your husband is truly the head of your family, then you can take your rightful place as the heart. 

Who knows, once you allow (or nudge) your husband to take his rightful place as the head of the family, God may remind you just how much you love each other!
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