Proverbs 12:4 "A wife of noble character is her husband's crown"
This morning I read the above verse prior to going to church. Lately God keeps putting things in front of me to show me what I am to do, not what I "need" to do but what I AM TO DO! We have been doing a bible study at church based off the book "The Excellent Wife" by Martha Peace.
I am really enjoying this study, even if some of the ladies blush at the talk of intimacy.
I want to share w/ you what a hard time I had this morning with being a Crown to my Husband. See I am a wonderful "Back Row Baptist" meaning I sit on the back row ALL the time. Some people have trouble listening and paying attention in the back. Not me; I have a hard time listening and paying attention in the front. All I can think about during the service is things like.... Am I blocking someones view? or Is my hair standing straight up in the back? or I hope I am not distracting someone from hearing the
Now on to what happened this morning....
My parents joined our church at the begining of the year and they are NOT back row Baptist, like me. My husband has always humored me due to the fact we have had littles w/ us most of the years we have been going to church. But now they are in after care/childrens church. My husband wants to sit w/ my parents. Since I have not been to church the past 4 Sundays due to kids being sick, my husband has enjoyed sitting in the middle w/ my parents.
I about fell over when he was sitting in the middle of the middle of the church. Not on the end and not in the back but in the dead center of the church. At first I sat in the back, then I moved to the row behind my husband but at the end so I would not be in the MIDDLE of the church. My husband asked me twice very nicely to come join him. Was I being definent? Was I not showing my husband respect? Was I not being a crown for him?
At that point God nudge me that this was a small way I could be crown to my husband by showing obedience to him even in this small matter. So I moved and sat next to my husband.
Later on the way home from church, knowing how I feel about sitting where we sat in church, my husband ran his hand down the back of my hair and said "Thank you" with that both of our cups were filled.
1 Peter 3:5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands,