“Wives, be willing to serve your husbands the same as the Lord…You should be willing to serve your husbands in everything.” Eph. 5:22, 24 (ERV)
The other day as I was flipping through my bible looking for some unrelated verse, I read THIS. Really? Serve my husband the same as I would Jesus and be willing to do it all the time.
Wow, do I fall miserably short of that.
When I drag my feet, sigh, or resist serving I am doing that to the Lord. When I busy myself with things that prevent me from serving I am doing that to the Lord. When I think I am too exhausted to serve him… I am doing that to my Lord.
But on the flip side, every load of laundry, cooked dinner, listening ear, voice of compassion, word of respect, and yielding heart I offer is also to Jesus my Lord.
So today, as I face the challenges of the day, I pray for eyes that will look for ways to serve my husband. Through prayer, through tender touches, through an attitude of grace, I pray I will serve my husband the same as I would the Lord.
“Wives, be willing to serve your husbands the same as the Lord. A husband is the head of his wife, just as Christ is the head of the church. Christ is the Savior of the church, which is his body. The church serves under Christ, so it is the same with you wives. You should be willing to serve your husbands in everything.” Eph. 5:22-24