The Gift of Wisdom
Do you have enough fear of God to not question His Word?
One thing I keep getting from what Debi is saying is that it does not matter if we feel like it or if our husband is deserving or not, we are to fulfill God's perfect will as a wife. What is God's perfect will? It is for the wife to serve her husband, honor him, submit to him and obey him. The hardest part of this is that we are to do it regardless of...whatever excuses we choose to come up with.
I like how we are admonished to "stop trusting our hurt responses, or the advise we receive from the world" and start thinking from God's point of view. It's not easy to let someone else control your life, but God spoke clearly in His Word of our roll as a wife. Besides, "God designed marriage to be an earthly pattern of the divine marriage of Christ and the Church." It is clear.
1 Corinthians 11:3
In these verses we are given a "blueprint with words like honor, submit and reverence". Do we trust and believe God enough to obey His Word? Wow! That is a challenging statement, isn't it? I think sometimes Christians feel they have earned a right to question God's Word, but it says plainly to trust Him! This is pretty straightforward and a little hard to swallow. The more we seek to obey God by being a help meet to our husband, the more we will come to know God. The more we come to know Him, the more we will care about the things He values. This was condensed directly from the book Created.
When we fear we cannot be the help meet God wants us to be, turn to James 1:5 and ask God for wisdom. It is a gift that He is waiting to give us. Our lives will be filled with "dumped trash can bag situations", but we cannot be victimized unless we react outside of the wisdom of God. We can stay angry and bitter or ask God for the wisdom it takes to live each day.
Do I make excuses for my situation or believe God to help me be my husband's help meet...no matter what?! Psalm 37:3-8 Please take the time to read this!!! Are you committed to the Lord! Then you can say, "Not my will, but thine be done."
I know it's been a few weeks since we have read in our "Created" book. I hope you have taken the time to reflect on the chapters and what God has shown you. Ready to hit it again? We will go for a few more weeks and then break for Christmas and pick back up again after the first of the year. Hope you have a blessed day!
Disclaimer #1: I do not to claim to be the perfect wife, just one striving to be the greatest help meet that I can!
Disclaimer #2: I did not come up with all of the information you are reading in this book study. I take many excerpts from the book "Created". I try to make it obvious when I quote the author.
Please take the time to look up the scriptures that I only write the reference. It will make this journey more enriching. One more thing, I strongly encourage you to purchase this book and follow this book study with the added bonus of reading exactly what Debi Pearl writes about in Created To Be His Help Meet.
"Created" Chapter 6