We all know that we should be equally yoked. That our husband should be a born again believer as should we. We know that our hubby should be devoted and totally in love with us, and that we should serve him and treat him as we treat Jesus. And that is all great, but what about when it doesn’t happen that way? Try as we might, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan.
I get the opportunity to talk to lots of women about their marriages and sometimes I hear some really sad stories, but none of them are more sad than the wife who thinks without a perfect marriage she is worthless.
It is wonderful to be a Mrs., but even more wonderful than that is to be His. As much as our lives are centered around being a wife and a mother, that should never be what our identity is. Before I was married and before I became a mother, I was loved. I was loved by a creator who created me for no greater reason than simply to love. And the same goes for you. Our identity should always be determined by that one fact that has existed since before time began.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
So, yes, strive to be a good wife, love your husband, and honor him. But remember in doing so that it does not make you who you are. You are who you are because of Jesus. And you are loved beyond comprehension because of who He is. Not because of anything you do well, or even not so good. We can then love others knowing that we are loved. When we get that revelation it gives us peace and we become better wives without even doing anything.
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19
and .. your thoughts?