Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Beautiful Sight

For the month of May, our Pastor has encouraged the congregation to read through the book of Proverbs by reading one chapter a day.  He also encouraged families to read through it together. Since our children are homeschooled, I usually do a Bible study with them as part of their schooling.  This month I asked my husband if he would like to read Proverbs to the family.

The first few days I could tell my husband was getting a little frustrated.  He would ask our children (who I should mention are ages 4-7) questions about what he had read and their answers usually ended up being about something they saw or did within the past few days.  Some of their answers were quite humorous and I wish I would have written them down.

I think now that we are on day 12 that it is getting a little easier for my husband and he is more understanding about their responses.  For me, watching him lead a family Bible study is something I never thought I would see.  If you would have asked me a couple years ago if I would ever see my husband lead a family Bible study I don't know if I would have laughed or cried.

Seeing my husband lead our family has been one of the most beautiful sights God has ever created.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6

I must confess, although I find it a beautiful sight, having my husband lead has been a little bit of a struggle for me. I am used to being the one who cares for and leads the children.  Although I have always longed to have my husband lead, I have had difficulty stepping back and letting him.  I know that it is an issue that I have.  I am used to being in control. I know, however, that God did not create me to lead, he created me to help my husband lead.

The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2: 18

All praise and glory to God!  Our family would not be where we are today if it weren't for Him and His amazing love for us.

Lord, I pray that you show me how to be the helper to my husband that you have created me to be.

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