Why do we struggle with Gods order of creation and our place in that.
Man was made first and in His image. Adam couldn’t find a partner amongst the animals so God created Eve to be his helpmeet, his partner and his soul mate.
God created Adam to be the head of the family, the buck stops here guy, the authority. Did God do this to upset us women? Some would say yes, how could He do that, how could He lower us to be under a man? We were all created equal!!
Why can’t we as women just accept our role as helpmeet, homemaker, and mother joyfully and happily. Our place is beside our husband to support him in all that he does.
Now the husband needs to love his wife as Christ loves the church. He needs to glean from her information about her children and use her insight in raising them.
I am at home all day with the younger children and I share issues and happenings with my husband so that he knows what is happening in their hearts. He needs me to share this information so that he can deal with attitudes and emotions when he comes home.
Our No 1 son talks to me about things that he doesn’t always share with his dad. I will share these issues so that my husband can see into my sons heart as well and lead and guide him.
I am not trodden on or disregarded as a wife and mother but I am regarded as being an important part of this relationship.
I am a noticer, I notice lots of things (sometimes too many). My husband isn’t and this is ok, because I notice enough for the both of us and can share (talk) enough for us both as well.
Maybe your husband is the noticer? We have friends and her husband sees things happening around him because that is his gifting. His wife isn’t so in tune to everything going on around her and he really leads and guides her. They are partners in their marriage, just as we are partners as well.
This partner relationship in our marriage doesn’t mean that I can dictate how things happen around here and that I get the final say. It just means that I am my husbands helpmeet, and I am happy to be so.
So I encourage all wives and mothers to submit to their husbands role as the head of the family as God created him to be. Support him, guide him, and help him be all that he can be in his life. Don’t hide things from him or gloat over him or glorify yourself over him.
Teach your children to honour him as well. Teach them to hug and kiss him goodbye, teach them to say “yes Dad”.
Our husbands and their fathers are the key in the lock of our lives. If we don’t have the key we won’t be able to unlock all the God has for us as a family.
This post is linked up here…