Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Proverbs 31 Woman: She Does Him Good

"11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life."

Proverbs 31:11,12

There it is. Your husband trusts in you with his heart. You will "do him good" always. We must bless our husbands. In order to bless him, we must allow the Lord to move in us. The first step will be prayer. Pray. For your husband. Continuously. Ask the Lord to move in his life. Also ask Him to lead you on your journey to becoming more precious to your husband than jewels.

Do you try to control your husband? Are there things that you feel he should be doing as a husband and father? Do you feel that he does not deserve your blessing because he does not treat you as the Bible teaches? The Bible teaches wives to be submissive.

"But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God." I Corinthians 11:3

"3 Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.
Titus 2:3-5

"22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything." Ephesians 5:22-23

How can I bless my husband when he ______________________ (fill in the blank with something from your list of his faults)? When you find yourself thinking about some thing your husband does that makes you cringe, try to coach yourself to see one good thing about him. We must bless them, richly. We are commanded of it by God. However, we don't have to look at it as a command. God has richly blessed women with the job of family. This is a full time ministry. Yes, I said ministry. It is your blessing from the Lord to have your husband and children, and possibly other family members to care for. Just because your husband isn't Saint John every day is no reason to withdraw your blessings.

The first step is to begin a new walk with God. Choose a time each day to be in God's presence, one on one. If your heart is hardened against your husband, ask God to help you see the good things in your husband. Your critical frame of mind comes from your sinful nature as a human being. Once you begin to submit and bless your husband, you will begin to see your husband grow into a Godly husband. READ, study and pray. Read your Bible. Study it. God will lead you on this journey, you have only to ask.

How can I bless my husband? Again, I say pray for him unceasingly. Try a few of the following little special things. He may not TELL you that he notices on the first day, but he WILL tell you eventually.

*Fix his lunch(include a note)
*Be at the door to kiss him good-bye when he leaves for work or go kiss him good-bye when you leave for work
*Iron his shirts or make sure that his dry cleaning is picked up
*Lay out his clothes
*Meet him at the door with a cold drink after a long day
*Hide a bag of his favorite candy in his car for him to find in the morning
*Call or text him just to say I Love You-my sister just posted on Facebook how much she loved the fact that her husband texted her "I Love You"
*Massage his feet while you are watching TV
*Send him little notes of encouragement-I tape mine to my husband's computer screen. That way I know he will see them!

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