The art of becoming One flesh is such a difficult one yet, not impossible. We will all be striving all our days to become one flesh in reality.
And of course, it is so beautiful to see couples who have gone far in their ‘becoming’ process that they are just a beauty to behold. They are so much in sync with themselves that you just wonder.
Sometimes we just conclude, maybe they were a perfect match from heaven. Yes, they could be a perfect match from heaven but they had made up their minds to work it here on earth.
Every enviable marriage you see today had taken several years of hard work and each one working on his/her weaknesses.
I will encourage us all to read this passage
Eph 5:22- 24
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
I will like to speak to wives today.
When I was reading this scripture, the picture that came to my mind is the situation we have in marriage union where opposites will always attract. And because opposites attracts, the husband and the wife are totally different.
We either have a slow Head and a fast body or we have a fast Head and a slow body. In this scenario, there will always be constant fight for who will take the lead.
When you have a ‘slow head’ the tendency is for the fast body to want to take the lead because she feels she’s right. Likewise when we have the ‘fast head’ and a ‘slow body’, he tends to want to drag the wife to meet him.
Which ever case, you are either one of the two in your marriage.
The responsibility of the wife is to submit to her head whether he is ‘slow’ or ‘fast’.
When you have a slow head or husband, don’t in your quick ways be critical or judgemental of him. You are called to submit.
If on the other hand you have a ‘fast head’ don’t be sulky, bitter and enter into strife. Just receive Grace and submit.
You know my husband is very fast. So he is an example of a ‘fast head’. Even when we go jogging in the morning, he is always ahead, wanting to pull me along and want me to be fast.
Well, example of submitting to him is trying to jog too, but at my pace and not getting angry with him for asking me to try and jog. Love on his own part is to jog at his own pace and try to come back to meet me. He doesn’t drag me or force me or talk down on me or belittle me.
If I had a nasty attitude and he had a superiority complex of his ability, we will end up fighting and never able to jog.
That is a simple analogy but we can all relate to it. Lets all work out our own marriage in the fear and love of God.
God bless your marriage.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I submit to my own husband no matter how different he is from me.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, I receive Grace to submit to my own husband in every thing.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Submission is a must if my marriage will fulfill Gods purpose.
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Submit to your own husband.
Love your wife.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
Eph 5: 22 – 33
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Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.