Friday, March 28, 2008

The Excellent Wife - Chapter 1


Before the day ends I wanted to jump in and join Leslie at Lux Venit for the discussion on chapter 1 of the book The Excellent Wife. I have had this book on my shelf and have skimmed through it periodically but have never sat down to read through it from cover to cover.

I don't have any deep thoughts to share this time. I am tired tonight. My husband has been very sick this week and I think my three year old is now fighting the same bug. I don't know if I have ever seen this man this sick with the flu in our almost twenty two years of marriage. He has been home (in bed most of the time) all week.

I read the chapter earlier in the week and it just again confirmed my desire to read this book.

In the book on page 4, Martha shares the will of God for every wife. "God's will for every Christian wife is that her most important ministry be to her husband (Genesis 2:18). After a wife's own personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, nothing else should have greater priority. Her husband should be the primary benefactor of his wife's time and energy, not the recipient of what may be left over at the end of the day. Whether her husband is a faithful Christian man or an unbeliever, God wants every Christian woman to be a godly wife - an excellent wife."

Several years ago as the Lord began to speak these truths to me and show me in His word what He had purposed my role as a wife to be, I found such freedom in this truth and I still do!

I am excited to hear God whisper a deeper understanding of His truths to my heart over the next several weeks. I love my husband deeply. I am so thankful to God for allowing me to be his wife. For more excellent thoughts on this first chapter visit the Lux Venit Reading Group.

9 comments:

Shawnda said...

You are so precious! Your love for your man is evident! Praise God!!!! And your humility is a great example! So glad you are reading too - I have MUCH to learn from YOU!

Susanne said...

Chris that is a hard week. Praying for your hubby and your little one that God would touch them with healing and health.

Heth said...

You are a great example of those truths lived out.

I hope everyone is back to health soon. Stomach stuff is miserable.

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for joining us! You mention the freedom that is found in obeying God's word for women and wives. I want to know and live this freedom, too. I look forward to reading more from you!!

Ann said...

Hi, Chris! I tried to email you from the link on your profile, but it's not working.

Much Ado said...

So glad we are all in this together and so excited about what God is going to teach us through His word, the book and each other.

Lisa writes... said...

God's Truth = FREEDOM! Amen, sister...

Kelly said...

Chris-Praying helaing for your precious family and strength for you as you care for them!

So glad you are joining in the reading group--I so value your wise words.

SiftedHeart said...

Hello Chris, I'm a bit late but I wanted to say thank you for sharing. I do pray your husband is getting better. Looking forward to reading this book along with you. Linda