Ladies, we need strong marriages and families more than ever as the “birth pangs” Jesus spoke of during the last days increase in frequency and intensity.
I want to encourage Christian wives to do several things right now:
1. Do all you can on your end to be as close to the Lord as possible yourself. Be sensitive to God’s Word and His Spirit. Then you can be unshakeable!
2. Do everything in your power to honor and support your husband’s appropriate use of God-given leadership in your home for yourself and your children.
3. Treat your husband with respect out of reverence for the Lord. Invite God to help you.
4. Teach your children to honor their dad’s parental authority by honoring him as a father.
5. Pray fervently. Be spiritually alert.
6. Be ready to share the gospel with those who don’t know Jesus and to share the reason for your hope, peace, and joy in Christ.
Pray for our leaders in government, church, business, schools, and for our husbands to have God’s wisdom and leading. Pray for many people to come into the Kingdom of Christ through these trials. Pray for God to work to purify and refine our faith. Pray for God to empower us to be faithful and obedient to Him and to set godly examples for those around us.
Remember God is in control and He will accomplish His good purposes
We are witnessing a great increase in lawlessness and unrest. The Bible says that is how things will be in the last days before the rapture of the church and the 7-year Tribulation time. So this shouldn’t be a surprise, as sad as it is.
And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. Matt. 24:12Matt. 24:12 (Please read Matt. 24, Luke 21, 2 Thess. 2)
God is still in control. His plan is falling into place. He has each of us here for such a time as this to be salt and light during this time. So our love doesn’t have to grow cold! It is a time to be strong and courageous, open to anything the Lord desires us to do.
As things are being shaken across our nation and around the world, we need strong families and strong marriages more than ever.
The enemy wants to tear us all apart and set us against each other. He wants to instill hatred, fear, and division.
Jesus offers love, unity, peace, joy, and healing.
Don’t allow your mind and your words to be tools in the hands of the enemy to tear down your husband and children or anyone else.
Be in tune with God!
Receive God’s love and truth in your own life. Then allow God to speak through you. Build up your husband and children. Speak life to them and to everyone around you.
God wants to use your husband to protect and lead you and your children at all times, but it is especially critical in times of distress. Be open to how the Lord may want to guide your family and to the way He may be leading your husband.
If you aren’t sure how to respect and honor your husband, I’d be glad to help.
You can search my blog categories for topics like respect, disrespect, biblical submission, and leadership.
Or you can check out my book, “The Peaceful Wife,” by April Cassidy.
NOTE: God never calls wives to respect a husband’s sin or to condone abuse. There are times we need to address our husband’s sin in ways that honor the Lord (Matt. 7:1-5, Matt. 18:15-17, Gal. 6:1-2). There are also times to witness without a word (1 Pet. 3:1-6). This requires the wisdom and discernment of the Holy Spirit.
Husbands are supposed to protect their wives and children, love them, treat them with honor, selflessly lead, and provide for them. If you or your children are not safe with your husband, please reach out for appropriate, experienced help.