Monday, June 25, 2007

Honor Your Husband


I have to admit that fulfilling my goals for last week was not that hard. My man is a husband that most women would die to have. He is attentive, romantic, fiercely protective of our marriage and family (very important as a pastor), loves his daughters, loves me, and loves his Lord with all his heart, soul and strength. I'm a high school teacher, and I tell young men all the time..."you want win the heart of Christian girl? Love Jesus! Live out your life in Christ, and she won't be able to resist you!" That's what did it for me!

Here's my goal for this week....RESPECT. Oh, I respect my man alright, but I want to be more demonstrative and vocal about it. The scripture says that we are "to see to it." A deliberate focus.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband. Eph. 5:31-33
Let me share something that the Lord just recently convicted my heart about. Did you know that our marriages as Christians are to be representations of Christ's relationship with the church? I have read the Apostle Paul's mandates on marriage (Eph. 5:22-33) umpteen times and it has never hit me until recently. I think I have so obsessed over the "S" word (submit) that I failed to see the big picture! The mystery that Paul speaks of in verse 32 of Christ and the church is unfolded before the world in the relationship of man and wife. Wow! What are telling the world about our Lord through our marriages? What are we telling our God?

11 comments:

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

BIG QUESTION! Definitely one to think on!

I agree with you on telling the boys to love Jesus...it's definitely a turn on!

Sharon said...

Good question.
Good post.
Sounds like God gave you a good man--isn't He amazing.
I love my man too. It has taken awhile for us to become what God intended--- but I would not exchange him for anything.

Patty said...

Well, AMEN to that!! I know I am not married but that is just the truth and thank you for posting this!!

By the way, if you need a 3:00 a.m. wakeup call at Deeper Still let me know, I am your woman!!! I am looking forward to meeting you!!

Denise said...

Great post, bless you, and your marriage.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Great post . Amen!May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ():)

Munchkin Land said...

Its so exciting to hear a teacher saying that to her male students. Too true! And it gives me hope for my daughter's spouse one day! =)

Respect... HUGE in a marriage; especially to husbands! Great goal!!

Jthemilker said...

When I read that word... the R word... RESPECT, I felt a chill. Yes, the Lord has laid upon me my next goal in uplifting my husband. Thank you.

Nise' said...

I was convicted of this a few years ago as something to model to my kids all the time. Oh it was easy to do in public but behind closed doors... Thanks for sharing! I haven't got this weeks post up yet, busy doctoring with my daughter who hurt her knee over the weekend. Will get to it tonight or first thing tomorrow.

It is awesome that you and Patty are going to meet... we will need to see pictures!

Connie Barris said...

If I even say the "S" word,,, my husband snickers.. he thinks I can't do it.. so that is one thing I am working on.... or let's say, I have handed over to God...

it can be done, right??

oh my...bless you...

blackpurl said...

great questions!

Even after 25 years of marriage I know that there is room for improvement in how I show my husband respect.

May God bless your marriage and all of your efforts!

Christine said...

Great scriptures! I'm so glad it's been a joy to honor your hubby this week!

I pray that you're blessed this week as well.