PLUG IN IN 2017
Okay peeps. It’s 2017, and I want to dedicate my first few blog post to wives.
I feel like I need to go back to the basics, which means that we will be going back to the beginning.
In Genesis, the Lord shows us exactly how and why He created us. It is so awesome that although we were created after man and all of the animals, we were not an after thought. We were the piece to God’s amazing puzzle that makes everything fit. I personally am honored, and I do not take it lightly.
For many years I did not have a clue about why I was created, and my life purpose. To say the least, that caused me many problems.
I honestly thought my husband needed to follow my lead, because obviously, I knew how to do this thing called marriage better than he did. HA. I was wrong.
I needed to plug in to God’s intent, and unplug from Ingrid’s way of doing things.
In Genesis 2:18-25 this is what God said:
18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the manc to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.
21So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribsd and closed up the opening. 22Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
23“At last!” the man exclaimed.
“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”
24This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
25Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
We clearly see what God‘s intent was, and that was woman to help man. Not to lead man, but to help man.
Many years ago I came to this revelation.
Now, this does not mean that man has his foot on a woman’s neck and she has no say. No, this simply is giving us a guide for marriage, and what our God given role is.
I also discovered in Ephecians 5:21-30
21And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
25For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her26to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.b 27He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30And we are members of his body.
Many times when you hear marriage speakers, you hear about the wife submitting, but here in verse 21, it says clearly to submit one to another, and the writer gives instruction for each spouse on how to do that.
I realized that as long as I did not plug into God’s word on marriage I got marriage wrong time after time.
I believe God has given wives’ an awesome responsibility!
In the weeks to come I will share more about marriage from a wife’s perspective. Once I understood the keys that I am about to share with you, my life and my marriage changed forever.
Don’t get me wrong, marriage is the most challenging thing I have ever had to do, but with being plugged in to God’s way of dwelling in marriage it is the most rewarding accomplishment ever! AND, continues to be as life with Todd Pickett continues!
We have found a golden place in love that I would not trade for anything in the world. Our marriage has been a true testimony of the Love of God! No Joke!
So stay tuned to ingridpickett.com!
We are going to dig in deep concerning marriage!!
Start reading Genesis 2, and Ephesians 5, so that the Lord can begin to speak to you concerning your marriage. Truly plug in to God and His word, so that you can start 2017 with Gods instruction for your life, and your marriage.
It’s going to be a great year people!!
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Love you guys!!