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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The #Woman in #Marriage - #SubmissiveWoman

Welcome to the continuation of The Woman in Marriage series.

Series five is titled - The Submissive Woman

Five weeks ago, I mentioned in series one that I was invited to speak to a group of married women about - The Woman in Marriage - during their Mother's Day Symposium.

To read the first post on The Forgiving Woman, click here & the second post on The Praying Woman, click here & for the third post on The Virtuous Woman, click here & for the fourth post on The Wise Woman, click here

On today's session, I'm going to share some truths about The Submissive Woman in marriage.
5. The Submissive Woman – Sarah was a submissive woman

Sarah the wife of Abraham is a great example for Christian wives. Sarah imbibed the injunction; “Wives submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Eph 5:22.
Sarah submitted to her husband and called him lord. Her attitude was to love her husband and not look for anything in return. She did as Abraham instructed and in return, Abraham was pleased with his wife.

When Abraham and Sarah journeyed to a place called Gerar as commanded by God, Abraham said to Sarah, “This is your kindness that you should do for me. In every place, wherever we go, say of me, he is my brother.” Gen 20:13 And, Sarah obeyed her husband.

When Abimelech, King of Gerar asked Abraham who Sarah was to him, Abraham said, Sarah was his sister, and Sarah agreed. So King Abimelech took Sarah to his palace.

The truth was, Abraham was afraid he might get killed in a foreign land by people who did not fear God, and his beautiful wife taken away. So he asked Sarah to lie that she was his sister.

But guess who intervened to stop Abimelech from sleeping with Sarah? God Himself!

God appeared to King Abimelech in a dream and rebuked him. God asked the king to restore Sarah to her husband.

God is interested in your marriage. HE keeps watch over you and your family. When you submit to your husband’s will, the Lord keeps watch over you, to save you, even if your husband makes a ‘mistake’.
Although in truth, Sarah was Abraham's half sister!
I have to confess to you that of all the 7 attributes, full submission to my husband’s will has been the most challenging one for me.

When you have always been an independent woman, a professional, a career-minded woman who is quick to make decisions at work and in her life, I tell you for a fact, you struggle to give over full authority to your husband at home.

From my experience in marriage counselling, I find that women who depend on their husbands financially, easily submit to their authority.

The woman in marriage must seek to please the Lord at all times, because when her ways pleases the Lord, HE makes her enemies to be at peace with her.

In order words, dear professional women of God, if you want peace and joy in your marriage, you have to remove your cloak of authority the moment you enter into your husband’s presence. You have to SUBMIT!

You would be amazed to discover how deep your husband’s love for you can be. Sometimes, you are unable to get your husband to do your bidding because you don't do what he wants you to do, when he wants you to do it.

I have a friend who told me that she makes carrying out the tasks her husband asks her to do, her top priority.

Until you FULLY SUBMIT to your husband in accordance to God’s will, you will not experience the full extent of God’s love, joy and peace in your marriage. I have experienced both sides. And even now, I’m still learning to be fully submissive.

What a mighty difference submitting to my husband's will has made in my marriage. Before I ask, my husband has done it. When I ask, he says, yes, Sweetheart, I will do it. PRAISE GOD!

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The series continues next week with the Faithful Woman. Thank you for visiting.

You can listen to the presentation by clicking; The Woman in Marriage Video

If you missed any post in the seven series, click on the links below;

Series 1 - The Forgiving Woman 

Series 2 - The Praying Woman

Series 3 - The Virtuous Woman

Series 4 - The Wise Woman

series 5 - The Submissive Woman

Series - 6 The Faithful Woman

Series - 7 The Patient Woman

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Have a lovely day with your loved one.



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