Submission is a word that not many like to hear now days, but especially concerning marriage. Submission is when you are willing to follow someone or be willing to deny ourselves for the good of others. That’s not easy and never has been. It takes the Holy Spirit to help us submit to God and may be even more to submit to our husbands.
We all go through times when it’s easier for us to submit to our husband than others. All wives are called to submit to their husband, even when we don’t see things his way.
I should subject myself to my husband’s authority even when I don’t feel like it.
That doesn’t mean we’re a doormat, but that we respect and heed to his opinion and decisions. It’s important to hear our man’s opinion on matters, no matter how big or small they may be. If we trusted him enough to make a covenant with him, we should trust him enough to follow his lead. I can show my husband love by doing what he asks or refraining when he asks. He is the head of the home and needs my respect. When you think about it, if we’re used to submitting to God’s authority, it can help pave the way for submitting to our husbands.
If you’re husband isn’t a believer, pray for him fervently. Speak to him with love and honor his decisions the best you can as long as they don’t go against God’s commands. Your example to him could spark his interest in Whom you serve.
Because when we submit to our husbands, we’re learning to submit to the Lord.
Lord, we thank You for our husbands. Help us to respect them and to submit to them as You desire. Thank You for authority and for the position our husbands hold in our marriage. Empower them with Your Holy Spirit to follow Your lead and lead us well. Give us the strength to submit and to follow them. Help us to see them through your eyes and to pray constantly for them in this sin sick world. Thank You for Your Word and Your authority. May we be drawn closer to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.