An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 12:4 NASB
Father lift me up, to always walk in dignity, to remember that first impressions are lasting, and that I will never see all of the eyes that see me—so I must focus on conducting myself with respect and honor publicly and privately. Remind me of the name I carry, the legacy of honorable and honored people. Remind me of the blood that was shed so that I might have the freedom I take for granted. Remind me of who I am and to Whom I belong. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ladies, recite this with as much conviction as you would in declaring your value in your life:
“I WILL be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and in my conversation, and will aspire to be a suitable partner to help him reach his God-given potential.”
Men, when you read those words understand the magnitude of the woman’s declaration. What kind of man must you be to have a wife who is dedicated to be devoted to this level for her husband?
Husbands, if you are the man that is deserving of this faithful and devoted wife, recite this with the same passion as you would in stating the value of your life:
“I WILL be faithful to my wife and honor her in my conduct and in my conversation, and be the man and provider that she needs spiritually, emotionally, and intimately. I will aspire to be a suitable partner that my wife finds deserving of her help so that I can reach my God-given potential. I will also aspire to be a suitable partner for my wife, so that I can help her reach her God-given potential. I won’t bring her shame and I won’t leave her unprotected.”
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: email@example.com
Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.
Copyright 2013-2015. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com
Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible,
Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)
Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.
Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.