Becoming A Faithful Wife
I am not here to talk about the obvious when it comes to faithfulness in marriage. I want to share what God has shown me about myself and about marriage. It is a beautiful gift from Him and we must honor it with all our hearts.
Have a relationship with God
Some might not agree with this, but I 100 percent believe this to be true. This was the very first step that I took to better my marriage. It wasn't counseling (counseling is good), it wasn't classes, it wasn't anything else other than starting to seek a relationship with God.
This the best first step I ever took!
Before I had a relationship with my Heavenly Father, I was always pointing my finger at my husband. Pointing out what he needed to change. Pointing out what he could do better. But when I began to seek the Lord wholeheartedly, that's when He quickly turned my finger around as he showed me the things I needed to change about myself. That's when He started guiding me along a good path in becoming the wife my husband needed. He has shown me the truth about who He is and has given me the ability to stand firm on what is right.
He will continue to guide me, grow me, and strengthen me, as a wife, as long as I live on earth.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. -Deuteronomy 6:5
Pray for you husband
First of all, prayer is what begins your relationship with God. A daily prayer life filled with praise, thanksgiving, confession, supplication, and scripture meditation will nurture and grow that relationship. You can not grow any relationship with out communication.
Prayer is our communication.
Praying for your husband daily is so important. Prayer is how we will get through the hard times. Prayer is how we praise God for the good times. Prayer is how we fight for our marriage. Prayer is how we can faithfully support one another in love.
Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Honor your vows
I take thee to be my husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.
These are the vows we took when we began the journey into marriage. These vows were said before God and they are very important to Him. We need to cherish them too.
Before I knew God I tried to love my husband conditionally. And it wasn't because I didn't love my husband before, but it was because I didn't know what real love was or looked like until God showed me by loving me unconditionally.
Just because your spouse makes you mad or doesn't do something they should, does not give you the justification to be cold or to "remove your love" for the day. NO you still pray for him, you still honor your vows, and you still do whatever you do for him on the daily, because you love him no matter what.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endues all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16
I pray these scriptures over my marriage for strength to TRULY love my husband. It is the picture of what our love should look like for one another. This is what true love is.
Honor God by serving your family
Marriage is hard and being a parent is hard. Put the two together and guess what happens...
It is hard.
But SOOO worth it. Be a faithful wife. Be a hard working wife (and mom).
Sometimes it takes a lot of sacrifices. Sometimes it means suffering for the moment so your family can have what they need. Sometimes it means laying your life down for your family the way Jesus laid down his life for you.
If you honor the Lord and faithfully serve your family, He will honor you. He will provide for you. And He will bless you.
Encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, worker at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. -Titus 2:4-5