Genesis 32; Mark 3; Esther 8; Romans 3: Proverbs 31
Oh, the Proverbs 31 woman-that elusive, hard to live up to ideal. “An excellent wife who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” -Proverbs 31:11-12, NASB I was really convicted about my attitude when it came to my husband last year. You see we have very differing ideas on what “clean” is. It was time for an attitude check and a little rearranging of priorities on my part and I began to lift up prayers of thanksgiving as I went about my day: that I have a husband who leaves messes behind rather than grumbling about the messes he leaves. I realized I would much rather have this man in my life than a life where I missed his presence. I became thankful that I had this wonderful man and focused on him rather than the little messes around the house. Now when I catch myself starting to grumble that new habit races to the front of my mind. And ladies, let me tell you he has noticed-I have been in his presence when he tells people how he has improved with age. He then goes on to say something like –“It used to be when I cleaned the kitchen my wife would say I had made a good start, then she got to the point where she realized my idea of clean and hers were not that close and she just lived with it, but now she is actually thanking God for a husband who leaves messes behind.” It is his way of acknowledging in my presence that he has noticed and appreciates the change in attitude. I guess his wife became less of a dripping faucet always on his case about the issue. After 33 years of marriage I might just be beginning to understand what it means to be an excellent wife. May I do him good and not evil all the days of my life.
Grace, peace, and mercy,