There has been much discussion in our lectures, small groups and homework each week, amongst the ladies currently participating in the Falling in Love Again With Your Husband study, on the practicality of putting what God’s word says about wives, into practice.
What the ladies are learning as they continue through this study is that putting many of the truths from scripture, about being a helper for her husband and submitting to him (Genesis 2 and 1 Peter 3), is requiring them to stop their current way of going about their day.
When asked “What has been the most difficult thing regarding this study up until now?” we saw very similar answers.
“Fully letting go of my wants and learning to devote myself to serve my husband, above myself,” current Thistlebend participant.
“I am having a difficult time changing my way of thinking. Society has played a huge role in shaping my beliefs,” current Thistlebend participant.
“Changing my thoughts about submission and being an independent woman,” current Thistlebend participant.
“Realizing I need to change,” current Thistlebend participant.
“Practicality—so good, but so hard to change the way I do things already,” current Thistlebend participant.
Submitting to God’s word and to your husband can be very hard, but not impossible. As these ladies and other participants can attest, putting our way of thinking aside and looking to the Lord for His guidance instead is a moment by moment surrender, but what’s sweet is that these ladies are not giving in!
We want to encourage you. If you are going through our Falling In Love Again With Your Husband study or perhaps doing another Bible Study or reading God’s word, but are struggling to understand it’s practicality in your life and how it can be truly lived out, as you can see, there are others here that can relate. Continue to keep seeking the Lord and asking Him for His grace. “But I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ,” (Philippians 1:6).
We believe that the truth of scripture can be taken to heart and brought to life by God’s grace. Jesus, as He was speaking about obeying His commandments and abiding in Him said, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full,” (John 15:11). If you need help to know how to bring God’s truth to life in our own life, in day-to-day living, we would love to hear from you!