7/29/2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Word Filled Wednesday is a meme I love to be a part of on wednesdays hosted by 160 Acre Woods .

The purpose is to share God´s Word (not any famous quote) through photo and Bible verse.

Of course I am not one that likes to keep things simple, so I always like to explain why I chose that verse. Usually I pick a verse that God has used recently to talk to my heart. Last week I shared with your 2 Timothy 2:13 and told you how God was using it and the lesson I was learning. Click here if you want to read it, but make sure you come back here again.

Today I wanted to do the same and let you know how God has brought me back to the basics to answer a prayer request. Not the answer I was looking for, but God works in misterious ways and His ways are always wiser than mine.


Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.


So many things I could talk about with those verses, but..... I know, I will stick at what brought me to share these verses.

Like you have been reading the last few weeks, and as I was telling you again last week, I have been praying to God to show me something. When we came to Spain as missionaries we were excited, we couldn´t wait to see what God was going to do. Now that we are in Granada, and by ourselves, sometimes that "magic" and excitement of being a missionary, goes away. No, I am not descouraged of working for the Lord, but being human, loneliness and a lack of seeing responses from the people, sometimes takes the best of me.

Now, not too many missionaries or ladies whose husbands are in the ministry will admit to that, after all, aren´t we suppossed to be those strong christians willing to give up our dreams always with the best of the attitudes? Well, sometimes (not too often ;)) we are not like that. Because not too many would admit that, it leaves some of us feeling like we are not made for this, and many would quit because of that. So I want to be as real as I can, even of that means that I need to show my not so perfect self, to help others realize that those feelings are more normal that we care to admit, and that with prayer, human help, and especially God´s help we can look up and make the devil flee from tempting us.

Now, how that Bible verse goes with all this?. Bear with me :)

So sometimes the devil would start wispering in my ear "Maybe you are not doing God´s will". "Maybe this is not the place you need to be". Because I knew it came from the devil, I was praying to God that He would show me with a verse, with something clear enough that I would know without a doubt that it came from Him, that this was the place we needed to be. So then, next time the devil would come to me I could answer back to him with the Word of God.
I would not hear God (not that He wasn´t talking to me, but I guess not the way I was hoping) so I would go and ask my husband if he knew for sure this was the place. He would tell me yes, and tell me once again why (poor him).

Problem, I wanted my own assurance and I wanted it clear!

Problem with my questioning?. God set my husband to be the head of the home. He is to lead and I am to follow. God can give me assurance of this being the place if He wanted to and the same way He gave it to my husband. But He gave assurance to my husband and reminded me that I was just to follow.

He didn´t reveal to me through a Bible verse that this was the place. Instead He gave me Eph. 5:22-24. I mean really, can a Bible verse get more clear than that?

So now I have something to answer myself and the devil when I question where we are to be. My husband believes this is the place God wants us to be, and I follow him.

Have a wonderful wednesday everyone!

15 comments:

Dani Joy said...

Lovely picture!

Very strong verses and they are very key. A very struggle since the time of the Garden. May the Lord guide us and direct us through our Husbands. May we be guided. ;)

mimi said...

Thank you for sharing that Pilar!! The enemy loves to discourage us, the Lord lifts us up!!

Great verses. I love your honesty, love it!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Thanks so much for this post today. I am soo learning to lean on my husband and also encourage him more. I am a very sarcastic person, so this is a real struggle for me, I am not going lie. I pray that my husband would be guided by the Lord.

Tarah

Denise said...

May God pour out sweet blessings upon you.

Jill said...

Don't you love it when God gives us so much more than we ask for?

Arlene said...

Great verse and such an encouragement and reminder for us wives! Thanks, Pilar :)

Snow White said...

thanks for sharing your heart. I love the photo -- absolutely perfect.

Alicia said...

Thank you for sharing your heart, Pilar! Yes..Gods plans are better than ours could ever be. And we have to trust in the Lord that our husbands are also walking in His will for our lives too!!

Cathy said...

Love your pretty picture and verses ~ I know it is hard ~ God bless your family and ministry.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love you sharing how difficult it is to be away from home. I am so thankful for ones like you. Great post.
Kim
I try to get by here to see what my friend is doing now.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is just lovely! Great post!

christy rose said...

Isn't is wonderful that we can trust God to lead us through our husbands. We do not have to be concerned that they are making mistakes because we are trusting God and God will make sure that He turns their heart in the direction that He wills. If we are just trusting our husbands then we would definitely have reason to doubt because of course, we know that they are not perfect and make mistakes. But God is perfect and does not make mistakes. So if we trust Him to direct our husband He will because He tells us in this verse to submit to them as we would the Lord. What a wonderful thing that God has done for us to make it simple to know our husbands will be lead by God to direct our lives. We trust Him and He makes sure that His will is accomplished in our husbands. It is a great thing. God is so good!
Thanks for sharing this Pilar!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the picture and what a great reminder. Thanks!

Jean Stockdale said...

I am just now catching up on some blog hopping to see others posts. You have a great site and I love your picture. Great verse. Thanks for sharing.

I am hosting "5 Things Friday" on my blog at http://jeanstockdale.typepad.com and I hope you will stop by and play along. I write to encourage MOMS in the fine art of Christian mothering. Such an awesome privilege, such a tough job! Blessings.

Nicole said...

Thank you for the encouragement.