I was at a women's luncheon today, and was speaking about trials with someone, and talking about the Lord.
They have been going through many trials. I have met others going through such hardships, also, recently.
I understand hardships. Maybe not theirs, but in some small way, mine.
Hardships in day to day life. And hardships that may come. And those we have walked through by grace from our Lord.
They are spoken of in the Bible, as the trials more precious than gold. It is in them, we find Gold, more precious, than the trials. In them, we find the Lord, our life.
And the Gold is the Life of our Lord, and in His life, we can relate towards Him, through His own Life.
This is Gold. He is the Gold tried in the Fire. His life.
I see things differently. What seemed so unpleasant to me, suddenly becomes very different. Hardships I didn't want, now are changed for me. I can see the good that has come from going through the fire. And I can relate to others, in a better way. Because the Lord is giving it to be able to.
His life is given to us, and for us, to share with others, and relate to Him, through. To make us something lovely, more precious than our own life.
In these trials, as I sat listening, what the Lord quickened to me was so precious. I saw His life. And He spoke into the trial. Both the woman I was fellowshipping with, and me.
To love Him as a Husband. Speak well of Him, as a Husband. Treat Him as we would our Husband.
He is our Husband. To honor Him and speak about Him, only good, and in love and reverence, even, through our trials.
To be as a wife that loves her husband. How wonderful. Speaking only those things which are good concerning Him. Lifting Him up, never tearing down, doing good to Him all of our days.
No doubt something to be going through, as the Lord has provided, and going through now. And having gone through. Trials. They do come. But it is the Life of Jesus Christ, in them, my instruction. My dearest rejoicing.
In those trials, treat our Lord as our precious Husband.
Protect even, when speaking of Him. We would never want to do Him harm.
Not to let our trials confuse us into speaking any other way. Knowing that the trials are more precious than gold as we come to find His life there.
The One we deeply desire to love and reverence and honor, as our own dearest Husband and Lord.
In going through difficult times, we would want to love Him, in consistancy, even to protect our voices to speak well and lovingly and honorably concerning Him. Why? Because He is worthy.
He is truly our most precious Husband and He is worthy of all honor and praise and love and kindnesses and precious thoughts of Love. And graciousness of spirit.
We go through trials...that will be. Do in our trials as we would for our own Husband.
Treat Him in our trials, as our Husband. And our husband, we want to treat, with all grace and love and honor and beauty and preciousness and kindnesses and much love.
In our trials, to speak of Him and react not according to our trials, but in the grace of our God, as a wife would to her husband, she would in love, cover all, and behave honorably, and she would do all she could to honor him and show honor to Him and love.
Trials don't change our relationship to Him. They give us opportunity to obtain something more of His life, to learn to please Him in them, how to walk in them.
Divinely caring that only good is done to Him all the days of our life. That is what a wife does. She cares that good is done to her husband and does good to Him and speaks well of Him above all things, trials or no trials.
She protects him. She honors Him.
If we are going through something, when we speak of Him, I can say, even, protect Him, though God doesn't need our protection, but protect with our words and Honor Him.
Arming ourselves with the same attitude towards the cross that the diciples and Apostles had. For the Lord never leaves us or ever forsakes us, but loves us. He cares for us.
I am not saying I can do this. But I need to obey His precious life and instuction given to me. And He will help me to do that.
And know that when the trials come, this life He has given for me, is present with me, to walk in. More precious than gold.
To love Him above all else, even in our trials...yes, even as a wife her husband.
Sincerely, Kathleen Angell
"Trials don't change our relationship to Him. They give us opportunity to obtain something more of His life, to learn to please Him in them, how to walk in them."
Applying this attitude to our lives will enhance our relationship with Christ and in effect with our husbands.
Thanks for sharing this Kathy. We do need reminding at times. We live in a currupt world and husbands don't always behave according how they are instructed. Therefore wives can easily be drawn into that negative way of speaking bad of their husbands but wives should be reminded that we are one with our husbands and should honour them in words and in deeds. It will save you from going down the road of divorce and the husband that isn't in line with God's word will soon come around. Help each other to be the best that they can instead of helping to start the fire.