love and respect

I couldn't have said it better! The amazing blog, Time-Warp Wife couldn't have put into words any better, the way I feel about our call as wives to submit in respect to our husbands and to God! The following is an exert from "to honor you as the head of our home":
It may seem foolish to many when I submit to my husband, but the foolishness of God is wiser than ours.
Are we second class? Absolutely not, and no, every argument isn't our fault. But there will be times when we communicate in every way possible, and our husbands still don't see things the way that we do.
That's when we can honor God by stepping back in humility and letting our husbands take the lead.  
Today's Vow: To honor you as the head of our home
The Challenge: While you honor your husband as the head of your home, seek ways to encourage him in his role as a leader.
 I can say with much honor and pride, that I have had this modeled for me in my life by my parents as well as my Grandparents.  While, we haven't yet faced a decision where we haven't been able to see eye to eye, I do feel it is our call as wives to submit to our husbands.  As this blog so eloquently states, it isn't something that we should be forced to do, it is a choice we make as wives, in obedience to God.  God calls us as wives, clearly in scripture to submit and honor our husbands in love. Submission is something that God not only called wives to do in the Old Testimate under the law, but also in the New Testimate after Jesus abolished the law with his blood and sacrifice. 

I personally feel our culture has turned submission into something bad, into something that means that the husband should be "the boss" or the dictator.  This isn't the case.  "when we submit to our husbands we are reflecting the relationship between the Jesus Christ and His bride (the church). That relationship is formed by accepting the wisdom of God and Jesus Christ as our King." 

I'm not claiming to have perfected this, but I do find it quite important and strive to do all I can to follow what Christ has called me to as a wife. I feel submission, even in the small things, is the first step to showing respect to our husbands, encouraging them, and loving them. ♥ 

There are just so many amazing Christian women out there who share their heart through blogging... for them, I give thanks!!! ♥ Also check out this blog!
One of my favorite quotes from this particular entry in reference to a proverbs 31 wife, "Because of what she did inside the home, she was a reflection of her husband outside their home…….and that reflection brought him respect."
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 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 31:10-12

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