Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Thursday!

Today, the thanksgiving I have to the Lord that I am going to share is....

My Husband!

Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
~Genesis 2:24

I love this man. It is a great prayer of mine that I will submit to his loving headship over me, and when I speak with him, my words would be kind and careful.
I am greatly thankful to the Lord for making me a helper meet for him.

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a help meet for him.
~Genesis 2:18
(meet- adj. -precisely adapted for a particular situation, NEED, or circumstance)
Meet is an adjective in this verse, describing the helper. What did the man need? He needed a helper, so he wouldn't be alone. It was not good that he was alone.  

I am thankful to the Lord to have been made for this young man as his wife. He loves the Lord, loves and enjoys studying His Word, loves spending time with brothers and sisters in the Lord, and (second best) he loves me. He has been calm and patient with me especially with me "learning" to run a household by myself, however small it may be. He has advised and lead me in things spiritual and practical.

This was going to be last weeks post, but I couldn't find all of the words to finish it. Now I am very glad that the Lord didn't give me the words to use. Last night our Bible study was on the document on Proverbs 12:4 (link below). It was used as a reminder and teaching for wives to reverence and  serve their husbands and not to be odious and rebellious, to be crowns on their heads instead of rottenness in their bones. I am very thankful for the words of description for better understanding given in that document. May I, and all us wives, and training to be wives, learn from this to "seek to exceed everything that the Bible teaches as the standard for great women."

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
~Proverbs 12:4

Commentary on Proverbs 12:4


  1. Thank you, dear sister, for posting this thanksgiving! I am so thankful that the Lord gave my brother a sweet, submissive, humble, willing-to-be-taught, girl to marry! Learning is a life long endevour! I pray that we are always willing to be corrected and instructed in righteousness! Your thanksgiving for my brother fills my heart with joy! May the Lord bless you for your meekness and submissive spirit! I love you dearly!
    P.S. I too enjoyed the Proverb from last night! It is a great goal to set for myself, even before I get married! May the Lord help us both in our desire to seek Him and His truth and to live righteously before Him!

  2. Thank you sister! This post is such an encouragement to me. I pray the Lord will help us to always be submissive and meek like He commands us to be. Love you dear have a blessed day tomorrow!

  3. Sweet Girl, What a great privilege it is for us as wives to love and serve our husbands and to help them love,teach, and train our children. May the LORD grant us humble hearts to follow and submit and to be all that our husbands desire and more! May the LORD be glorified! "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:5

  4. What a sweet post, Katie. And how wise you are to know when to stop, think, and post later.

    And the young shall teach the old . . .

    take care of yourself and that little one!