Good morning, Mighty woman of God! This is the day that the Lord has made rejoice and be glad in it. Rejoice!
(Proverbs 31:10-12), A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies of pearls. The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of honest gain or need of dishonest spoil. She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.
I read an article was titled, "Servantude", written by Pastor Mark Jeske. Servantude in a marriage means that the husband and wife intentionally cultivate the spirit that they find greater satisfaction in bringing benefit to their partner than to themselves. It means that parents will exhaust themselves in behalf of their kids and tell the world that it was totally worth it. It means that you will be a terrific employee, because you can suppress your own ego at work and lift up the company's will-being above your own.
The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart concerning "Servantude". I read the article, then my Moses spirit kicked in (my Moses spirit, God calls it because I always ask questions). Anyway, God was speaking to me about my marriage and He kept bringing me to that word, INTENTIONALLY. I really got stuck there. So my first response to that was, "Okay, Lord, let me get this straight, you want me to intentionally throw my heart out there on the line. You want me to change that 'me attitude' and actually let my husband in that brick wall that I worked so hard on building, to tear it down. Are you saying that You want me to walk a very tight rope, and intentionally try to put my husband before my own needs?" Gods, answer, "YES". My reply, "Okay, Lord, if you are telling me to put my guard down and put my heart on the line, then that must mean that you are going to protect my heart. You are telling me that You will not let me get hurt." God's answer, "YES". My reply, "Okay".
So the first thing that I intentionally did was so surprising to my husband. Afterwards, I watched his reaction and he was happy. I just watched him and I laughed. He knew nothing about my conversation with God. I actually felt joy in my heart, knowing that what I did made his happy. Then I laughed and said, "Wow, Lord, that really feels great. Thank you so much". So far, my heart is still intact and as usual, God is faithful, not to let me get hurt. I cannot say that the brick wall is completely down, but I am working on it. PRAISE GOD!
Next, time for my son. My son was looking forward to orientation at the High School that he will be attending on Wednesday. I am so excited for him. We got up and out of the house before 10am. We walked around the school and took care of registration. Walked up three flights of stairs to homeroom to get his schedule. Walked around a little bit more, because he wanted to see the school. After that we went to get school supplies, at two different stores. Then back home. At 6pm, the school had a tailgate party and get to know section. That lasted until 8pm. I hung in there the whole time, the air conditioner did not work and my legs were beginning to swell. I wanted to leave but I just kept looking at how happy my son was just sitting there. The reason why I am telling you this story is because I have fibromyalgia and it was a painful day, but I didn't say anything, not a word. PRAISE GOD!
My message to you today, is that no matter who we are, or how far we may have come in Christ, there is always going to be room for growth. You have to be able to accept the Lord's chastisement and be willing to go a little further in Him. If you don't admit that you need growth in certain areas of your life than you are stopping your growth in Christ and missing out on a lot of blessings. Obedience brings the blessings of the Lord to shower down upon you. Always be willing to grow, God's desire is to help you, not harm you. PRAISE GOD!