Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31: 11-12 NIV
He proposed in the spring. It was a complete surprise, but no surprise he asked or planned a grand gesture or that I said yes. But what all did I say yes to? He picked out the perfect ring. Was my yes to the precious stone and metal? I was the last of most of my friends to get married. Was my yes about finally wearing the white dress? I dreamed of an outdoor ceremony in the fall. Was my yes to a beautiful wedding? These things were some of the first details that were addressed after the proposal. Life for the next nine months was about wedding decisions: cake, table toppers, catering, flowers, dresses, guests, invitations, and the list goes on and on. Over that time, I also had a pulling on my heart. I knew my yes was not about the wedding. My yes was to become his wife. A position I have never had, nor did I truly understand the significance.
Besides spending my life with my best friend, what does it look like to be a wife? Furthermore, to be a good wife. It has only been a few short months that we have been married. These verses speak to how I would like to be my husband’s wife. For I said yes to being good, capable, lacking nothing of value for the rest of my life. That sounds overwhelming, but I could not imagine working towards any other standard of how I can show my love. I want nothing more than to add to the life of my husband. And I just love that God has provided such instruction.
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Dear Heavenly Father – You are love. Thank you for showing your love. Please guide our actions in our relationships that we may build each other up. Heal where there is hurt, and let your love shine through each of us.
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