John 13:36 Simon Peter asked, “Lord where are you going?” And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now: but you will follow me later.” NLT
* The early church described themselves as disciples of Jesus Christ; a pupil, an apprentice, an adherent. The populace of the time described early disciples as Christians or followers of Jesus.
Jeremiah 17:14 O Lord, If you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!
*The curse came from Adam & Eve desiring independence from God; both wanting to be in charge. Gen 3:16b says that God said to the woman; ” And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.”NLT
I remember with embarrassment the wanna-be feminist I was before being Born Again. I say it with embarrassment because I never felt comfortable in that role. It just didn’t fit! It wasn’t until I looked up to the Light and allowed God to lead – allowed myself to be used- to be filled with the Spirit, to be available, and above all to be grateful. Only then was I given the gift of my husband. Only then did Ephesians 5:22 ” For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” make sense and fit with alterations of course.
It breaks my heart to see how men are placed in the world’s society. Boys with toys.
It was and is a choice for married couples to place themselves under the authority of Jesus Christ. The Spirit doesn’t drive us; He leads us. We must bend our knees. Be available. Where do we look for the source of values, ultimate meaning, moral principles? Look up! Filter my life through God’s Word. Restate, reaffirm and reapply the Word of God.
It was a privilege to honor my husband for 12 years. He was a gift that brought me much joy and lots of fun. We didn’t have a curse full house, but a Spirit full home.