Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A Meek and Quiet Spirit
Are you doing everything you can to have a meek and quiet spirit? Are you truly being your husband's help meet, or do you expect him to cater to you?
I am not writing this to women who are in abusive situations.
As women, it is easy for some of us to become selfish and demanding in day to day life. We need to examine ourselves and see if we are seeking our husband's good instead of pursuing our own interests. If we have concerns, there are times to bring them up, if we can do that while keeping a meek and quiet spirit, and also knowing it is of utmost importance.
If we have husbands that so generously want to please us, we may get into the bad habit of being demanding, instead of keeping a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3:4). We can wear our husbands out with our good intentions of pointing out every little thing to them that we think needs fixing or changing.
Instead, we need to have a view to respect, admire, appreciate, and accept our husbands, just as they are. Then they can feel free to be themselves around us, and know that we support them like no one else does! (Of course, we never support or submit to sin, but we should never have a self-righteous attitude about it either.)
Prayer is a wonderful thing as we take our concerns to the Lord Who knows all, and certainly knows better than we.
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Hello, I think this is something we need to consider often as it is easy to become lacking in any area that requires us to not be selfish. Because it is in our nature. But when we read a sweet reminder we can pray and get back on track! I still read books that help me to be a better wife, they are worn and pages falling out, but we are still happily married HUGS, RoxyReplyDelete
I agree, we have to consider this often, as it is easy to slip back into old habits of selfishness. I still read books that help me be a better wife as well. There is always more sanctifying work the Lord needs to do in us.Delete
I am reading How to Encourage Your Husband, and How to Encourage Your Children, both compiled and sold by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies. I love these books! It helps to keep the focus on serving our family. I thought I'd share.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing that. I might have one or both of those on my bookshelf! Nancy has some good resources and wonderful encouragement for wives and mothers.Delete
I would love some practical application for this.
I will try to write some posts about this, Sarah.Delete
There are many times when I tend to be frustrated and irritated by little things and then those spiteful thoughts start to creep into my mind. Every time in these situations when I pray for strength our Lord brings me to the realization that it is my own selfishness that I am indulging. Thanks to His strength I can often check my temper and He guides me to what would please Him and my husband.ReplyDelete
Having a quiet and meek spirit in loving my husband and keeping his home is its own reward and leads me to experience inner peace and fulfillment.
I have just discovered your blog. Thank you so much for sharing.
How we need the Lord's help, don't we? Thanks for sharing. We are so blessed to be home taking care of our families.Delete