As wives, we have to decide if we are going to trust in the plan and instructions that God has given us. Check Ephesians 5 about us submitting to our husbands. We are told! Yes, we are firmly instructed that our husbands are our heads. We can’t just read and skip over those verses to zero in on husbands loving their wives like Christ. We have to accept God’s will for our husbands’ headship and honor God in our marriages. OR, we will be like Jonah who was stuck in the belly of a great fish because he was rebelliously trying to do his own thing instead of following God’s instructions.
When we are in rebellion–fighting to have control and struggling with our husbands to have our way and to do our own things–we are creating our own stinking fish belly. When we refuse to submit to our husbands’ headship, then we are no longer in a marriage so-to-speak. We are in the belly of a beast–a monster — because anything that has two heads is certainly deformed and a monstrosity! When we run from what God has told us to do and refuse to submit to our husbands, God will allow us to suffer in the rank, dank, dark, uncomfortable circumstances that our rebellion has brought about.
My, my, my!!!! BUT GOD!!!
When we seek God, confess our sin of refusing to, first, submit to HIM and confess our sin of refusing to submit to our husbands, THEN, He will hear us and have mercy on us. Then, He will help us to get out of our mess. But when God delivers us from the mess, we can’t step onto dry land thinking we’re safe and go right back to our rebellious ways.
We must face our Ninevah natures–our rebellious inclinations, beliefs, ways of conducting ourselves, our clinging on to living according to the feminist “I’m an independent woman. Hear me roar!!!” worldly way of thinking. We must do what God told us to do from the start:
“22 Wives, it should be no different with your husbands. Submit to them as you do to the Lord, 23 for God has given husbands a sacred duty to lead as the Anointed leads the church and serves as the head. (The church is His body; He is her Savior.) 24 So wives should submit to their husbands, respectfully, in all things, just as the church yields to the Anointed One.” (Ephesians 5)
When the wife– false head or pseudo- head–shrinks back, the authentic head–husband — can, then, operate fully in His God-given position and lead his wife and children, as God intended in marriage.
Submit to your husband as you submit to God in all things, except sin. For we know that God is Holy and has nothing to do with sin.
Amen! God bless!
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