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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day 14 of praying for my husband...deep breath, submission

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  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.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 
Ephesians 5:22-28 (NIV)

Day 14…all about me.  This isn’t easy, so I’m just diving in.  This is my testimony, not a sermon.  Day 14 means submitting to my husband, and praying that he is worthy of my yielding.  Submission is never an easy topic, and we miss that there is obligation on both sides. He should be worthy of your submission. You will need to learn to stay in your lane.

My husband and I often disagree, like all couples. Sometimes, when we are both earnestly intending to be accommodating, we go back and forth. We are both willful and genuine in our desire to make life work. If this were stand-up comedy, my next line would be….”and that’s usually when the fight breaks out….” But it doesn’t. After nearly 24 years of marriage, I’ve learned it’s better (easier, wiser, more effective) to be agreeable. It is getting easier. You see, most of the time, It isn’t about me.  It is generally what he needs to do.

I believe that each of us has a defined role to play, and chief among them is to choose your battles wisely…sometimes it’s beneficial not to resist.  Submission for me, simply defined, is simply agreeing to be agreeable.  Modern women find it difficult to “submit,” but I must tell you, 24 years makes me thankful for an agreeable spirit.  

Lord, let me always choose to be humble, to submit according to Your Will and Desire for my life. Let my husband continue to be worthy, as You Lead.

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