Friday, October 05, 2007

I am His favor!

This is from a devotional for ministry wives. (this particular one was written by Jani Ortlund) I have tagged it in the book and this morning I spent some time meditating on this wonderful truth. I am His favor!

You are God's favor to your husband. It's as though, when God created your husband, he said, "How can I bless this man who is going to serve me all of his life?" How can I show him my favor? I know. I'll make (fill in your name) to love him and help him. I'll knit their hearts together. As she follows me, she'll bring him good, not harm. He will develop confidence in her and value her more than any of life's treasures"God has chosen you to live with a man who is devoted to serving others for the glory of Christ. Your husband needs you. You are the one he turns to for comfort and strength and counsel. He needs your support and participation in his labors. He needs you to "favor" him by understanding and respecting the eternal importance of his work.

How can you be God's favor to your husband?

  • Build him up with your words (Ephesians 4:29)
  • Watch over the affairs of your household (Proverbs 31:27)
  • Leave vengeance to God (Romans 12:19)
  • Do what is right, without giving way to your fears (1 Peter 3:6)

You are God's favor to your husband. God made you to help meet your husband's physical, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Recommit yourself to embrace your marriage and bring good to you husband all the days of your life.

Do you know you are God's favor to your husband?


Cyndi said...

Oh, my word. LOVE this. Thank you so much for posting this today!!

Anonymous said...

Chris, that is excellent! God has been dealing with me and my attitudes toward my husband(and others) in our Seeking Him study. This is one to mull on.

Judy said...

Good Stuff, Chris. Makes me sit back an examine my heart and my motives! Thank you! Miss seeing you!

Joyfull said...

Beautiful devotion and what an extraordinary blessing to be the wife chosen and favored. Thanks for posting this, it was a blessing to me.

Heth said...

I'll be thinking over this one for awhile too. Good stuff Chris!

Merrie said...

Thank you! I really needed that today. I am struggling with being a Pastor's wife. Even though my father, uncle and brother are also pastors and my two sons... TODAY, I do not want to be a pastor's wife. I want out of the fish bowl. I want out of the battle. I am weary and I have taken it out on my precious husband who loves what he does and loves me.
I will keep your post close to my heart and act on it.
Thank you for sharing!