“To be able to communicate as husband and wife, our personal devotion and dedication to God is of utmost importance. Ephesians 5:19-25 could be relating to our private communication with God. Sing, make melody, and give thanks to God always; then submit one to another as husband and wife – husbands love and wives submit.”– A Woman for God’s Glory, p. 105
As a wife, I am always looking for ways to become a better one. I hate to admit that I spent so many unfruitful years putting myself first in my marriage. I still do this at times.
Goodness, I hate to admit that. But isn’t it easy to do? We all have a tendency to be selfish, I’m afraid. Unless we have put our flesh to death and have asked the Lord to take control of our lives.
During my daily reading time, I came across the idea that our personal devotion and dedication to God will greatly affect the relationship we have with our husbands. While I’ve known this to be true, it is wonderful to be reminded of it from time to time.
I desire to have a deep relationship with God because I know that He loves me, and has done so much for me. At the same time, this relationship will spill over into other areas of our lives. It will help our marriages! This is good news, to be sure.
The closer I am to the Lord, the more I am able to learn proper communication techniques and control my emotions. I am able to put my husband before myself, because I know this is God’s will for me.
As a woman, sometimes I let my emotions run away with me. Perhaps you can relate. But doing this isn’t healthy, and I’m sure my husband would much rather communicate with me when I am thinking rationally.
When I am fully trusting in the Lord and my relationship with Him is strong, then I don’t have so many worries. When I lack this trust, the conversations with my husband tend to be riddled with worry. While my husband always does his best to calm my fears, wouldn’t it be better if I wasn’t fearful in the first place? Then our communication could be focused on other things that would better benefit our family.
My hope is that my marriage would always be strong, right along with my faith in God.
I’ve learned that I need to be diligent to make sure that my relationship with the Lord remains strong. I’ve created a “Bible bag,” which includes my Bible and other study aids wherever I go. I always want to have the Scriptures near to me. I’ve also found myself wearing a head covering more often than not these days. While I know it is just a piece of cloth, feeling it on my head reminds me to pray often.
I hope and pray that your marriage flourishes if you are married. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. May the rest of your week be blessed!