Here’s post 3 of Dani’s message on Authority in Marriage. Today she answers: How do I submit. If you’ve missed the others posts, click these links to catch up:
So, what DOES submitting to your husband look like?
I personally find that when I submit to Trey my heart is provided rest.
What do I mean by that? Let me give you an example from our marriage. I tend to struggle with worry. Am I the only one? I mean, I will spend hours thinking about the “what ifs” in our lives. Not healthy at all.
So when we make a big decision, like buying a car or house, Satan has a field day with my thought life. Now that we have had to do this a few times, I TRUST Trey when we have to make a final decision. He handles all our finances and I know he honors God and our family with our money. Therefore, I REST in the final decision, knowing he has prayed about it and will operate within God’s leading.
So, submitting to Trey provides me rest and but it also requires something from me…RESPECT.
Let the wife see that she respects her husband. — Ephesians 5:33
I have to say… Trey makes it easy to respect him. He serves our family and I do not doubt his love for me. But I’m sure some of you maybe thinking, “my husband doesn’t DESERVE my respect.” But lets think back to last week when Trey taught on Authority Gone Wild. God works through all authority and you can still give respect to your husband when you disagree with him.
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you HOW to do it and WHY it’s worth it!