Letter to My Future Husband Series Part Three:
For this post I want to dig deeper into the topic of Biblical Womanhood and what it means to be a godly wife.
The passage that really opened my eyes to God's plan and manner for women is Titus 2:3-5:
the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
Notice the things young women are to be trained in:
Love our husband, love our children, being discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to our husbands...WAIT! WHAT???!
There is so much to draw from this passage, so there will be a view blogs on this topic in this Letter to My Future Husband series, but for now let's look at four words:
"Obedient to their (our) husbands"
Are you sure you can get married and remain or grow in the will of God in light of those words? Is the man you are considering or giving attention to someone you can submit to and be in the will of God at the same time? Is he a leader? Does he follow Jesus? Is he gentle/humble or dominate and dismissive towards you?
Lyric of the Week
"Stay hidden just to let you run it"
A breakdown of this line:
The ONLY way I can even begin to submit to my husband is by submitting to/hiding in the LORD. This is why I began this series with an encouragement to develop/focus on your relationship with Jesus because the call to be a wife (that pleases God) requires grace.
Where will you turn when your husband disappoints or upsets you? Will you vent your anger and find yourself out of God's will (James 1:19-20)?
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
This is why I asked the question in part one, are you a woman or a woman of God?
A woman of God has a different type of responsibility and accountability because we are called to display a glory that only God can adorn us with.
Its powerful to see the amount of strength and dignity a woman of God/Biblical Wife is instructed to display all while walking in humble submission.
If you would lend me your ear I would love to spend the next few weeks elevating our perspective to see ourselves the way God does. This will also help the lady in waiting really wrestle with her motives for desiring marriage and gear up for an awesome yet difficult call.
~A Movement for Biblical Womanhood is Here!"