November 21, 2016

Are you your husband's helper?

A woman, who loves God, and his Word, understands her place in the home with her husband.

She knows, because she knows God, what it is to truly help her man.

She will do some things, the helpful things, and she won't do other things, or the unhelpful things.

How is it that she can always be a helper?

She has been crucified with Christ. She no longer lives. But she does. And the life she now lives?

It is accomplished through the resurrection power of God through Jesus Christ.

It is not of her doing, for she is not her own person any longer.

She no longer subscribes to the world's philosophies, or jargon, or wisdom.

She does not need to 'be her own woman,' or 'be all that she can be,' nor does she need to be heard, or acknowledged, or fulfilled, nor does she feel the need for her 'space,' or 'time,' nor does she try in any way to keep things 'fair,' as in those who keep score, as in "I cooked the meal, now you do the dishes."

"Helper" - someone who gives or provides what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need.

WOW.

Imagine having a husband, who does not believe, and then helping him come to know God.

"Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, 
so that even if some do not obey the word,
 they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 
when they see your respectful and pure conduct."
I Peter 3:1-2

How does a wife "help" a husband who does not seem to know God?

She lives a life of respectful, and pure behavior and doesn't say a word about any of it to her husband.

No wife can do that without fail 24/7 without being born new first, without repenting first, without knowing God, first, otherwise she will try, and fail, and try and fail, and life on the narrow road is not about trying.

"Do not let your adorning be external—
the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry,
or the clothing you wear—
but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God's sight is very precious."
I Peter 3:3-4

Did you catch all that? Did you read it slowly? What part jumped out at you?

When Jesus said that those who have been redeemed will not perish, that new life begins at repentance, and keeps on going forever, he was referring to a gentle and quiet spirit that Peter tells us does not perish in a woman who loves God, and therefore loves her husband. It is beautiful. It is very precious to God.

And to a husband. A gentle and quiet woman is precious. Precious - of great value, highly esteemed.

You can say that you love God, and if you are then unkind to your husband, and are not submissive, and quiet, and gentle, then you do not truly love him, and you are, according to I John 4:20, a liar.

Tough words aren't they? 

Don't adorn yourself with external.....don't be concerned with clothing....jewels.....don't think that a hairdo is pleasing to God and makes up for unkindness.....we are liars if we say we love God, yet do not submit....

Yes. The Word is a sword. A sword cuts. It cuts through the lies, and gets to the truth.

Are you a helper to your husband?

Because of you, does he have what he needs to accomplish his purpose on earth?

Do you provide that help with a gentle and quiet spirit?

That cannot be accomplished as you continue to be enslaved to your demand to be heard, and as you continue to think that your thoughts should be considered for your marriage to be healthy, and as you think that how you look, and dress, are in any way acceptable to God or make up for poor behavior to your man.

Think again, and read the Word, and know this: What you think, or feel, has nothing to do with Truth.

Unless what you think, or feel lines up with the Word, every last bit of it, then you are out of line.

You are walking the wide highway.

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and your soul, and the soul of your household is at stake.

In this life, it will be your way, or God's way, not both.

Is it true that in God you live, and move, and have your very being?

Or do you just like the way those words sound, and you say them, but you do not live them?

Jesus talked about lip-service, and about those who say that they love him, but have hearts far from him.

How will you know that you are controlled by the Holy Spirit?

The redeemed woman is a new person. She has a new nature. The old one (the sinful one) is gone.

She is a helper to her husband, and if she has no husband, then the world is her mission field.

Either way, she is in the service of the one who is her King, not sometimes, but always.

In this life, you will seek for your world to revolve around you, or you will know God

When you know God, you know your place, and that place is safe in his hands regardless of the status of your husband, your hairdo, your jewels, your clothing, your home, for all that you are is hidden in Him.

You are a living sacrifice always, or a carnal woman trying to be good, and failing at it at every turn.

You will soon die. This will all be over with in the near future. Repent, or perish in your sin.

You must be born again. 

Are you seeking the Lord? Or do you seek to have your desires fulfilled? Those who seek him, find him.

Seek to know God. Seek to know why you cannot be gentle and quiet. God gives understanding to those who look for truth. Truth is only found in his Word. Let it speak to you. Turn from this world. Repent.




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