Monday, July 26, 2010

Created To Be His...Help Meet | pt 2

So this is Part 2 of my study on being a Help Meet, taken from the book by Debi Pearl, Created To Be His Help Meet. This section is called "A Merry Heart." Fellow wives, let us rise up and accept, with grace and with joy, the wonderful position God created for us.

Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him.

A Merry Heart

The joy of the Lord is my Strength.

The Bible tells us that the JOY of the Lord is our strength. For this marriage-making journey you are on, you will need all the strength affordable by the joy of the Lord.

God says in Proverbs 17:22 - "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." A merry heart is the foundation of health and happiness. And the day you have a merry heart will be the first day of rebuilding your marriage into the heavenly gift it was meant to be.

When your husband first fell in love with you, you were a sweet little thing, full of laughter and fun. From the very bottom of your soul you were thrilled with him. Every day you woke up planning some activity that involved you both. Is he still married to the same sweet little thing, or have you become a long-faced, sickly complainer? Love is like a flower: you can't expect it to grow without sunshine. Has your lover seen your sunshine lately?

Proverbs 15:13 says, "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."

Everyone is drawn to a smile. Who and what you are is reflected in your face. Does your husband see you as a happy, thankful woman? Does he smile when he looks at you, amused at the cheerful little grin on your face and the totally delightful things you think and say - even the dumb things? Learn to charm him with your mischievous "only for him" grin.

It is a mistake for a wife to take her position for granted, to assume that love and contentment exist because "we are husband and wife." Earn every smile and shared moment. Cultivate his love for you. Remind him of the loveliness and beauty that first attracted him to you. A woman holds her man with the fragile threads of adoration, thankfulness, delight, and just plain fun. He needs to hear gladness and appreciation in your voice when you speak to him, even when you are talking of everyday things. Always remember that the day you stop smiling is the day you stop trying to make your marriage heavenly...
God's perfect will is that I learn to be the best help meet possible. God's will is for a wife to have a merry heart, a cheerful countenance and a glow that will refresh the most stressed and tired husband on the planet. Bubbling cheer goes a long way to maintain or even restore a marriage. Make a decision right now to break the "poor me" habit. Today, put it down as sin and rebellion, and then tomorrow, wake up with joy in your heart and home.

Proverbs 17:22 -
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

Establish a habit
What can I do today that will make him smile?

Getting Serious with God
Do a study on the word JOY. The word joy is often coupled with shouting, music, the playing of instruments, dancing, gladness, and praise. Write down and memorize your favorite verses on joy. God's Word is effectual. As you read, memorize verses on joy, and ponder the word joy in God's Word, real joy will be worked into your heart.

Every morning, let the first thing your husband sees on your face be a gentle smile, even if your eyes are still closed. Any time your eyes meet or your hands touch, let it be a reminder to smile and offer a word of gladness. When you eat, always show thanksgiving by means of a smile and a joyful spirit. During the day, sing and play and dance as you work around the house. The lightness in your soul will help put you in a good frame of mind for your husband when he comes home. If you have reason to be hurt or discouraged and yet you sing with thanksgiving, this is a true sacrifice of worship to God.

Psalm 100:1-5
"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."

    Running With You,

1 comment:

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