I'll admit to having one of the most wonderful husbands in the world. Really. I consider myself so very blessed to be his helper. His love, faithfulness, consistency and kindness is a continual challenge to me. He's such an example of the character of Christ.
But it's easy to get my focus off of others (and being a good helper to my husband) and back onto myself. Ugh. What I need, what I want, what would help ME.
Reading through this book (for the fifth or sixth time now, I'll admit) always challenges me. I know the main reason is because it's full of God's Word to women. I need to be reminded of my role, my purpose and how blessed I am.
Thought I'd share something I read this morning. Hopefully it will challenge you be a better wife this week as you seek to be a good helper to your man.
"Traits of a Good Help Meet
1. She fears God.
2. She believes God's Word as it is written.
3. She considers her position as a help meet a privileged command.
Make a list for each day of the week.
Monday: Write three new things that you will add to your life that will cause you to become more precious to your husband.
Tuesday: List three things that you can do that will be a help to him.
Wednesday: Write down three things you can do that will be an encouragement to him.
Thursday: Jot down three things about your appearance that you can change, which he is sure to like.
Friday: List three things that you can do to your house that will please him.
Saturday: Write three things you can do that will make him feel like he is THE MAN.
Sunday: Plan three ways you can respond to him in front of others that will show a heart of respect and honor toward him."
from "Created to be His Helpmeet" by Debi Pearl, page 123
I don't know about you, but this list immediately brought a few things to mind that I'm not doing and should be doing.
Hope it challenges you, as well. I highly recommend this book. I read it every year or so and am constantly learning and growing from it's insight. You can read more about it and order it here. Or order it here, too. If you haven't read it, yet, just order it from SOMEWHERE, OK?