I am excited to tell you I have a Guest Blogger today! Sharon Tovar-Davis, who is also my sister. She has a great message to share about being a godly wife. Enjoy!
When I read Genesis 19:16-26 I get this unsettling feeling. Lot, his wife and two daughters were running for their lives! The Angels of God said to them, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”
We all know how the story ends with Sodom and Gomorrah. But for Lot’s wife, she disobeyed the Angels of God. Her disobedience cost her, her life. Immediately she became a pillar of salt! (Gen 19:26)
Her disobedience clearly had an impact. Jesus also mentions her actions in Luke 17:32, “Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.”
Samuel even talks about obedience being better than sacrifices! 1 Samuel 15:22.
Clearly we should be obedient in all aspects of our lives. With Eve’s major disobedience from eating the fruit off the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, (Gen 3:6), and Lot’s wife, we have some big examples to learn from.
But are we really learning? Ask yourself this ladies, are you obedient to your husband? When he sees you tired and says to you to not worry about the laundry, or cleaning up to just come and sit down and rest, do you? When he gives you money to spend on yourself and you take it but to only buy food for the house, the kids some new items and you eventually get yourself something off the clearance rack are you really being obedient to your husband? I know it’s nothing compared to Eve and Lot’s wife…but it’s the same action. Disobedience. And really, those little acts of disobedience turn to bigger actions; And that causes strife in the marriage. Can you think of any bigger actions of disobedience you have had lately?
The husband is the head of the house. He is the leader. We are the helper. I know it’s hard to deal with, but we need to. It’s our role. Our purpose. Yes our purpose! God’s plan for us. When we follow God’s plan, it becomes an honor. We are happy! And when mama is happy, the house is happy!
Now how do we get to be in this godly wife role? The answer is simple. Get close to God. Really get to know Him. Pray, read the Bible and dig deep into what he has written for us woman to be towards our husbands. Next pray for your husband. Pray for everything! His work, finances, sexuality and affection, mind and wisdom, cast out fears and temptations, health, protection, integrity, fatherhood, marriage, faith and future. This will change your marriage and turn your true purpose and plan God has set forth for you.
Proverbs 31:10-12 says “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
Isn’t that how we really want to be? I do. Lets all start fresh today. God is a God of starting over.
God Bless you,