“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” Ephesians 5:22.
I knew how to submit to God, but I didn’t know how to submit to my husband. No one had taught me. Does a submissive wife do whatever the husband wants? Does she let him make decisions, even if he leads the family off a cliff? I had read books on submission that was required in premarital counseling, and just when I felt I was ready for the challenge, I became married and found myself right at God’s feet praying…no, crying…for God to help me. I wasn’t prepared for the level of submission that would be required of me. It can be difficult to submit to a man when you are not confident he is following the Lord.
Remember, it is as unto the Lord. God expects you to submit as unto Him. Even when you don’t understand, even when you don’t feel like it, or know how it will work out in the end, submit as unto the Lord
If your husband has a relationship with the Lord, God can get through to him and speak to him. This is why it is important to marry someone that knows the Lord. A man may not listen to you, but he will listen to God. You just be faithful to do your part as unto the Lord, and be patient while He works, and God will show Himself faithful to you.
Prayer: Father, I need Your help. I’m afraid my husband is going to lead our family into a place that’s not Your will. Help me God, not to jump in the driver’s seat. Help me to pray and trust You. Help me submit to You and submit to him as unto You. Renew my mind and help me see submission from the right place. It is for my benefit, not my harm. Help my husband learn to hear Your voice and obey You. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Psalm 63:1; Psalm 119:147)
Disclaimer: In the case of abuse within marriage, we believe it is not God’s will for you to stay in an unsafe environment. We must use wisdom. We are praying that God will minister to His daughter’s hearts all around the world, and reveal His truth. In His Service, The DOTK Team