He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
~ Find a good spouse, you find a good life— and even more: the favor of God!
~ House and land are handed down from parents, but a congenial spouse comes straight from God.
Application: (We Were Created As A Blessing, So Get Out Of The Way!)
Did you ever think of yourself as God’s blessing to your spouse? (Ok, maybe you have in a ha-ha kind of way) But wives that is exactly what we are created to be. From the very point that we were created in the garden our purpose has been to bless our husbands. We are a gift! Even more we are God’s gift to our husbands! A wife isn’t something that can be passed down through generations like property, but we are hand crafted straight from God!
The question is, however, are you allowing yourself to be that gift? Or, Are you hindering God’s blessing?
As most of us know, our actions affect much more than our own lives. They affect the lives of our spouses as well as future generations.
(Just a side note: Angela from www.goodmorninggirls.org has a guest post today called My Spiritual Legacy @ http://momheart.org/my-spiritual-legacy#.T7uFo0VYudh)
Are you allowing yourself to become that gift through yielding to the Spirit and allowing God to cultivate the Proverbs 31 woman within you?
Remember that this is not an easy road. We have generations of “I don’t need help” breed within us. We have from the very point of the 1st sin in the garden tried to abandon our roles of what God created us to be. It is only through his grace and our surrender that it is possible to attempt to reclaim that blessing for our husbands.
Lord, I surrender! Help me to put away my own selfish desire and turn solely to you. Use me as the blessing I was created to be and help me to not get in your way. Bless my husband and family through me. Help me to become a cornerstone for future generations. Help me to leave a legacy that points only to you. Amen