Monday, June 04, 2007

Recent "Ah- HA" moment

I tell you what.....relationships are............... sanctifying. (duh)

God meets (me) us in completely different ways and we can see more little tid-bits about the gospel that just makes the heart want to burst - because it is SO beautiful.

The most recent thing brought to light in my thinking was about a wife's role with her husband.....what is that supposed to look like ? How is she supposed to relate to him as her head, her shepherd.............and I wonder the most about the amazingly depicted picture of "relationship" in the Holy TRINITY.

The pondering ~

Looking back to Genesis 2:20, when God gave us the reason for his creation of the female, she was created to be Adam's helper. "The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him."

John 14:26
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."

Jesus said that the Holy Spirit was the Helper that he was providing for us, and that the role of the Helper was to remind us of God's word....... (which is really......the only way to fight against sin in our own hearts and WIN)

And if you put that understanding of the word helper into the Genesis text---and think about the fall of creation........
Eve was created to be Adam's Helper, and out of love for him she was to remind him of
ie.."You are not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."
(she should have been seeking HIS eternal good, his right relationship with the Father should have been her heart's priority)

But, because she didn't do that - all of creation groans, and every generation of mankind feels the consequences.

The calling of a wife seems to be much higher than just merely doing the laundry or tending babies. Our life is to be about the word of GOD, so that our own hearts will bear the lamb-like, dove-like temperament of the Lord Jesus as we remind our husbands of what our Great God has said....for the sake of his hope and joy in the Lord, and that God's attributes would be manifested to the world.

God's promises. His commands. His encouragement. His warnings. For the sake of the soul of the one who leads us ladies.....keep your eyes on Jesus and your nose in his word.

Brought to you by the number 7, the letter A, and God's Mercy,


At 6/06/2007 8:48 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

The Sesame Street ending was cute.

The calling of a wife is a high calling indeed. And as far as raising children is concerned. It is my opinion that the raising of children is of much higher importance than most people (especially men) realize.

[tangent alert…]

After all, we are not instructed to find a suitable instructor for our children. No, the Bible places this responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the fathers. I understand that to also mean “parents” in many circumstances. Sending the kids to school may be allowable, but it is sad that the typical scenario in this country is for the dads to give more attention to sports (or other less important things) than their own kids.

(And now, let me step off the soap box and receive my own rebuke.)


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