Faith. Love. Prayer.
This post is primarily for the married ladies out there but first off I hope everyone is doing well, happy, healthy and sound. There has been huge developments within the household that has helped inspired this post. There is a lot so bear with me here, first, our brand new 2020 Dodge Ram truck has been in and out of the shop 5 times within the 4 months we have had it for the same issue. Corporate has been contacted, a case manager was assigned and our case for a new truck was denied. There response was that the truck can continue to be worked on in the shop. Whilst all of this was going on, my husbands job was put in jeopardy as we could not travel from one job to the next. Remember; we live in our fifth wheel and travel for work. So because we could not pull our house from one place to the next my husband sought out alternate employment as the bosses were running out of patience. Which is understandable but completely out of our control. We were also staying with his dad, which was a nice visit and we were grateful to not have to spend money on a hotel, especially without income coming in but we felt we were wearing out our welcome. There were a lot of ups and downs as emotions were ranging from relief, anger, disappointment, frustration and the sense of being stuck. We were fearful for our future as we had no idea what to expect. It has been 2 weeks and our truck is still not fixed. Yet the difference from today to 2 weeks ago is that our relationship with God has made our emotions subside and he has gifted us with new opportunities. Opportunities we would not have been blessed with had the truck not broken down and his bosses not been so demeaning to my husband.
We have always wanted to live in Utah, it is where my husband is from and it is where he wanted to return. We are big into the outdoors, hunting, fishing, farm work, gardening etc. so naturally it is where we wanted to be, it was our end goal for when we didn’t want to travel anymore, or at least had the option of not traveling anymore. His entire family is living here so he wanted to come home. I am from Arizona but I absolutely fell in love with Utah as it is prime for hunting and fishing and also has the small town charm I have always longed for. While we were with his dad, sitting on the porch wondering what our next step was as our case was denied my husband received a call. It was a call from an employer in Utah he reached out to in January. He had a job for him and needed him desperately to start working if he was available. The light shone in my husbands eyes and my heart lifted as I watched his spirits rise and his demeanor stand tall. As he was telling the employer he would get back to him as he had to discuss it all with me first, I was in the background excitingly nodding yes. A sense of hope and purpose was back in our lives and we were grateful and humbled. Of course we knew we were going to say yes but had to be respectful and do the right thing and discuss things appropriately as husband and wife. My husband called and negotiated some things and we worked out when he would be available to work as our truck was in the shop. He was very understanding and accommodating. We made sure to make it to town before Monday’s new work week. We are again staying with is family and are still waiting for our truck to be fixed but my husbands spirits are uplifted as he feels at home and content. We will have our fifth wheel and truck back soon but for now we have a place to lay our heads and we are surrounded by large farm fields, sounds of roosters crowing and cows mooing and couldn’t be happier. So this is where I get into the “married ladies” part.
Ladies, it is our jobs as wives to pray over our husbands. To be encouraging, uplifting, supportive, confident and build them up. Our husbands do so much for us and are so strong all the time but they still need us to pray for them. There have been too many times in the past, almost 3 weeks that my husband has asked if he is making the right decision. So it is our jobs as wives to reassure them and uplift them. They can have so much on their plates that they do not share with us as it is “not manly” but my husband has no problem sharing his feelings. Ladies that is six years of teaching him to open up and reassuring him it is okay to share his feelings. Through reassurance and biblical classes his communication has really opened up. So ladies, it doesn’t matter if your husband is an open communicator or closed off, it is our responsibility to pray over them, constantly. Our husbands are hard workers and we need to give them the gift of prayers. Along with being obedient, patient, compassionate, passionate and fierce. A lot of women have a problem with the word obedient, but it is imperative when having a godly marriage. The definition of obedient according to Merriam-Webster is: readily giving in to the command or authority of another. This can be dangerous in an earthly sense, you can be taken advantage of, misused or seen as being weak. However, in a biblical sense we are commanded to be obedient in our ways, to the Lord, to our husbands, and children to their parents.
1 Peter 1:14 says: "So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then."
Philippians 2:8 says; "he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminals death on a cross."
Hebrews 5:8 says: “Even though, Jesus was God’s son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered."
John 14:15 says: "if you love me, obey my commandments.”
John 15:10 says: “When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Fathers, commandments and remain in his love."
Colossians 3:20 says: “Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.”
1Peter 3:1 says: “ In the same way, you wives must accept authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over.
There are so many more verses on being obedient and obeying in the Bible. If you notice the theme of the passages it is all to please the lord and live a godly life. And none of these passages portray a bad representation of obey, at least I don’t think so! They all sound wonderful to me and a must for living a Christian life. So why not bestow that gift onto our husbands? I have had to learn to obey and submit to my husband, that was because I was too prideful. Again through years of worship, prayer and communication it was made possible. I have only the Lord to thank for our progression in our marriage. I have only the Lord to be thankful for for the blessings in our lives. I also have my husband to be grateful for, thankful for, and your darn right I’m going to be obedient to him. I am also going to pray over him, support him, love him, show compassion, strength, fierceness, obedience and passion. He is a gift from God and I will treat him as such and do as my Father commands me. So what do you say ladies, care to join me in submitting to our husbands? Praying for him, loving him and supporting him?
Let’s pray together: Lord, I pray that You will fill my husband complete with joy and peace because he trusts in You. He will then overflow with confidence and hope. Let my husbands roots grow into You and let his life be built on You. Help his faith grow strong in the truth he was taught so he will overflow with thankfulness. May your love and guidance keep him strong. Help me to be a passionate, understanding wife and have a sound mind when praying for my husband. Guide us to come closer to you and to obey you as you command. Help us to live a life that will glorify all that you are. In your name I pray, Amen.
Faith & Love,
Mama J 💜