Day 9 - Ladies of Calvary: 30 Day Marriage Challenge

30 Day Challenge: As Unto the Lord – Day 9

Reverence in Word, Part 2

Welcome back, my beloved sisters.  I hope everyone is enjoying this time of fellowship.  Yesterday we began an examination into “the honor which I owe to my husband is: All Due Reverence in Word.

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1. “Do the words I speak to my husband reflect reverence for him as God’s gracious gift and appointed authority over me?”

Focus today on 1 Peter 3:5-6

“For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” 1 Peter 3:5-6 NKJV

2. “Do I speak to my husband with a respectful tone of voice?”

Scripture reference – Read Proverbs 15:4, Proverbs 22:11

Focus scripture Romans 13:7

“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”  Romans 13:7 NKJV

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When I look at 1 Peter 3:5-6, I am comforted by the words that I read.  It touches me deeply to know that surrendered wives have a long and distinguished heritage that, I am now a part of . . . and so are you!  Let us examine some actual words that speak to reflecting reverence for our husbands, lifting him up as “God’s gracious gift and appointed authority over me”.  Once we have these words added to our tool belt, then we can examine our tone of voice and the importance of using it to communicate respect to our husbands.
Avoiding words that are negative is definitely one step to take in beginning to speak words that will reflect reverence for your husband.  The next step is to rise above and purposefully use words that are edifying, encouraging and that “build-up” your man.  The words themselves are not complicated, but being out of practice in using them, they may feel “out of place” or it may not feel natural saying them to your husband.  This is a good thing; do not be content with merely feeling “natural” but allow the supernatural Holy Spirit to lead you in words spoken to your husband.

Thank you, wonderful, excellent, awesome, sweet, handsome, great, super, grateful, charming, good-looking, lovely, hard-working, provider, amazing, and marvelous.
wedding wedding couple partial silhouette

All are edifying and encouraging to any one, especially a husband who is not expecting to hear them.  Be prepared that your dear hubby may be unaccustomed to these newly edifying words that you have discovered and may be waiting for the other proverbial “shoe-to-drop”.  (P.S.  This is EXACTLY how my sweet hubby responded the first couple of months I began edifying him in word.)  Do not tire of doing well and he will become accustomed to being encouraged by his own wife; however foreign the idea may seem to him now. (wink*wink*)

Remember, when presenting these words to be aware of your tone.  This is another precept that I continually stumble on as well . . . delivering edifying words with a hint of sarcasm.  Ah, sarcasm . . . one of my many FREE services!  Just like any other fruit given of the Spirit, self-control grows over time and effort.  Allow the Holy Spirit to encourage you and take your leading to edify your husband from God’s Word.  Do not tire of doing what is right and the Lord will honor these actions.  For His good will and ultimate glory!

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Memory Verse

Do not forget to commit our memory verse to your heart this week.  We will have a new verse Sunday.
Ephesians 5:22

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”

*Remember your Weekly Challenge? Challenge Project #1:“Review Your Wedding Vows” - - - Please come sign on the blog and share your experience.  What did you do to complete this project?  How was it received by your hubby?  What did you like best about this challenge?  What did you like the least?
Did you miss the Challenge Project?  Go back and check it out to join in!  I will be posting on Monday next week to share my own Challenge Project outcome & post our new project.

In Christ’s service,
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Sister Mac
(a.k.a. Joyful Socks Mom)

Tomorrow, we will continue with Reverence of Word by looking at praying for wisdom and giving an account to God for words spoken to my husband.

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Quotations used that are italicized are from the book As Unto the Lord by Pam Forester unless otherwise sited in this post.

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