This hit me afresh this morning…
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. Ps. 15:33
…Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Eph. 6:6
How many times do we pray for God’s will to be done, in and through our husbands?? How often do we pray that they would be humble and willing to follow God’s plan for their lives?? And be willing to lead his family down the path God would have him to.
But then when my husband desires to make some change, we firmly stand in the way. Well, we may not call it firmly. But we let him know what we think, that we don’t agree or support him. It may not even be very obvious, but he knows by our attitudes and actions.
When we respond this way, it makes it very hard for a man to desire to lead. He can lose his vision that God gave him. He may even become despondent and distant to those he loves. All because his wife is dragging her feet, and maybe even her butt.
We can pray all we want, but if we are not willing to be led, it’s not gonna do any good. And we are just making life rough for ourselves and for our children. We are not content in life when we think it’s not going the way we want or plan. And more importantly, we have been instructed to follow our husbands.
Thoughts from my early morning prayer time, after praying for Day 11, on 31 Days of Praying for Your Husband by Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Revive Our Hearts. A few friends and I are doing this together right now, and it has been blessing me too.