"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 25-26
Tonight I decided to watch one of my favorite movies...Fireproof! Wow, every time I watch that movie God seems to show me new and different things. While I have never been married, I know that marriage takes work. If it didn't and it was easy, couples would stay married and we would not have a crazy high divorce rate in our nation. God created marriage to last a lifetime.
While watching Fireproof this time, I was filled with so much joy and excitement about my marriage in the future. I can't wait to marry my best friend someday and let the Lord work through us a couple in mighty ways. But tonight I asked God what I needed to learn this time around. The answer was clear. I need to learn to be a Proverbs 31 Wife in this time of waiting. How wonderful it is that the Lord included a chapter in His word on what the perfect wife looks like! Thank you Lord for the wonderful explanation! While I am not married or engaged, I know that I can work on these things even now preparing myself even more for my husband someday! I have so much to work on and sometimes it seems like a daunting task that is not achievable. But then I remember who my creator is and how mighty and powerful He is. I know that I will never be a perfect wife, but I do know that I will seek the Lord all the days of my life and He will mold me and shape me. I encourage those who are not married yet to begin to pray for your future spouse even now! While you might not even know them yet, what a blessing it will be to them someday when you tell them you prayed for them even before you knew them! I was challenged with this in 7th grade and began praying for my future husband right then and there. Through the years I have written him letters telling him how much I can't wait to meet him and begin our life together. I can't wait to give these letters to him on our wedding day!
Thank you Father for the beautiful thing called marriage that you created! Thank you for showing us in your word how we as women are suppose to treat our husbands and for showing the men how to lead and love thier wife. Lord, your love is the ultimate example. Let us model our love after yours. Amen.