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Monday, February 14, 2011

How us ladies can be precious in Gods sight

Who doesn’t want to be precious in the eyes of our Father?
1st Peter 3:1-7
What is beauty? (Vs 3)

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear.

Now do not get me wrong this does not mean that we are not to care about ourselves. While Joseph and I were dating we hardly ever had anywhere to go, but I knew he was coming so I would clean myself up, shower, and have on clean fresh clothes when he got there. I remember him telling me once that it was nice to know that I was ‘dressing up’ only because he was coming over! So yes we should want to be our best for our men. We should not allow this to consume our thoughts though. This is NOT to become our ‘god’.

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.

If you are like me when you look at this verse you think “Oh no!
I will let you in on a little secret. I am NOT a quiet person.

I want us to look a little deeper at what this is saying to us. I was relieved when I realized it doesn’t say I have to have a quiet voice, it tells us to have a gentle and quiet spirit.
So just what does that mean?

Gentle by definition means to be kind, tender, polite, not harsh

Let’s read Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Now I know that this is the Lord speaking to us, His children, but let’s look at this and how it applies to our relationship with our husbands.

First of all to have a quiet spirit just simply means that we as women are at peace with who we are in Christ. See how Jesus said He is gentle and lowly at heart and you could find rest for your souls. As wives and mothers this should be our desire. We should want our lives to ooze peace, so that not only our husbands but our entire family can come home and find peace and rest in our arms.
Now, let’s look at verse 5.
For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

You had to know it was coming ;) Scripture says this is how the Holy women of God adorn themselves! I don’t know about you, but I want to be counted holy.
When you think of submission what do you see?

A poor old woman who doesn’t know any better and just lets that man run right over her and does whatever he tells her to do, right? If you will allow me to, I want to challenge that view of a submissive wife.
What is submission?

Submission is being humble, marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful.
Submission is being obedient.

God has placed our husbands over us for a reason. Not to undermine us or our abilities, but so that our abilities can shine. I don’t know about you gals but I cannot handle near as much stress at Joseph can. We ladies are emotional creatures. When I try to take the lead in our home, it consumes me. I am unable to have true worship because I am concerned with things that I was never meant to carry. It is an awesome feeling to know that if they come and turn the lights off then it’s not my fault! I have nothing to do with paying the bills! I know that that may seem silly, but that is just how simple it is.
I am able to be a wife to my husband and a mother to our children when I allow Joseph to be the man of our home that God has called him to be.


as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

Sarah didn't call Abraham her Lord because he was a dictator or she was afraid of him, she called him her Lord because he was her protector, her provider. That is kind of like us calling our man our hero. Joseph knows that he is my hero, I try to tell him that often.

As long as we are in God's will we do not have to be concerned or afraid of what our husbands are asking of us, all we have to do is obey. God takes care of us through our men! Isn't that a beautiful picture?!

I love you ladies and hope that you have a fresh new vision of what God has for you as his daughters.

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