Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Serving Christ

You serve Christ by serving your husband, whether your husband deserves it or not...The more you seek to obey God by being a good help meet to your man, so much the more you will come to know God; and the more you know him, the more you will care about the things he values. God's rules {the wife submitting to the husband, in this case} are not there to put you in bondage, but to help you make a man want to cherish, protect, and love you.
Debi Pearl

Serving, submission,...not good words to hear in our society today.  Most people think that means that you are not equal to your husband in value or that it gives him the right to beat you.  That is so far from the truth.  Serving and submission are for our good. 

In every organization, there is a leader and followers.  This is the way God set up the family also.  The husband is the leader, the wife is the follower.  It doesn't mean the wife has any less value than the man or gives him the right to abuse his wife, it is there to create order and harmony. 

Two leaders never work.  That is a recipe for disorder and strife.  I know, I tried to be the leader for many years.  It didn't work.  Since I have allowed Ken to be the leader, he cherishes me, wants to protect men, and loves me.  God's ways are so good!