The JOY Of being a WIFE

Published: 06th December 2011
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HOMEMAKER:

A home is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father, warmth of loving hearts, light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty and comradeship. Home is the first school and fist church for young ones. It is where they first learn what is right, what is good, and what is kind. Where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick. Where joy is shared and sorrow eased. Where fathers and mothers are respected and loved. Where money is not so important as loving kindness. Where even the tea kettle sings from happiness. That is home. God bless it.

The person who, to a large extent, makes the home this beautiful, is the wife. Her role is divine assignment. The day a woman ties the nuptial knot, she becomes a “helpmate”. That word carried a lot of responsibilities which must be attended by every woman to experience the joy of being a woman. These roles are:

1. Reverence, love and honour for the husband
“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husband that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives. Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement” (1 Peter 3:16).

2.Keping and managing the home
“That they may teach the young woman to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, Chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husband, that the word of God be not blesphamed”.

3.Submission
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husband, as unto the Lord. 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”.(Ephesians 5:22-23)

4.Hospitality
“And she said unto her husband, behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall: and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.”(2 kings 4:9-10)

5.Persnal Grooming
“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple”(Proverbs
31:22)

So, what are the joy of being a wife?

A.The greetest thrill for a wife is the joy of the Lord in the heart. A wife who does her duties, trusting and depending on God, has an inner joy that cannot be taken away from her, not even the storms of life.

B.There is the thrill of seeing her husband growing spiritually and succeeding in ministry and secular endeavours. The Bible tells us that the husband of the virtuous woman was know at the gates(Proverbs31:23).

C.The joy of watching the children grow into responsible adults.

D.The joy of family laughing together, playing together and standing together especially in crisis.

E.The joy of watching her husband enjoy the meals she prepared him and receiving compliments for good cooking: the children guzzling their food and asking for more.

F.Another is “Thank you mummy” from the children. This show of appreciation for a mother’s care gladdens the heart of a wife.

There is so much joy in being a virtuous wife. If you would rely on the saviour as you gladly do the duties of the virtuous wife, your home will be haven of bliss and your joy will know no bounds.



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