Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two Powerful Weapons

Many wives do not realize they have two powerful weapons that are far more effective than nagging, whining, or preaching.  The first weapon is a godly life.  The second is prayer.

I don't think many women understand this or believe it.  But the most powerful book on this earth says the same thing ~

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.
I Peter 3:1

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much
James 5:16

Many of you have tried it your way for many years.  You married thinking, "What will he do for me?"  When he didn't live up to your expectations, you started trying to change him. 

Ken just told me of a study that stated husbands that help out at home are happier than those who don't help.  The reason ~ They got so tired of hearing their wives nag that they started helping around the house to stop the nagging. So maybe nagging does work but it certainly doesn't draw your husband to you in an affectionate and loving way.

I mentor some women who are in very difficult marriages.  What I am counseling them to do is not easy.  However, I continue to give the same advice whether they are in a good or bad marriage {unless they are being physically abused.}

Work on yourself.  Change yourself.  Study God's Word and see what it says about loving others.  Love your husband. Stop criticizing and complaining.  Stop arguing and fighting.  Start serving others.   Start denying yourself.  Let the Holy Spirit work His power in you mightily.

It works.  His ways are good.  Try winning your husband without a word and pray.  Learn to be joyful and smile a lot.  Become thankful for all the blessings you have and you will be amazed at the love the Lord will give you for your husband.  Then guess what will happen?  Your husband will probably start loving you and wanting to please you.  We reap what we sow.

It truly is a miracle. But our God is a God of miracles!

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