The statement above just about crushes me with desires, emotions, passions, and feelings of inadequacy. This evening as I listened to my two sons squeal with delight as they defeated their pops in the ultimate championship sock war, I could barley contain the love I have for these three men.
They are all of different stature, and age yet they are all men.
It’s hard for me to imagine my babes as sturdy, tall and grown, but undoubtedly that day is approaching far quicker then my heart knows. These little mischievous babes that I rock, feed, hold, clean and love so deeply are truly little men, and will, in time, leave our home to do the work of our Savior.
I look forward to seeing them serve the King in a mighty way, but also shrink at the arduous task ahead of me, to be their example of a Godly wife.
They are my treasures and when I imagine them grown and wed it leaves me with a heavy weight.
How can I be that example?
How can I be the helpmate my husband desires and needs?
As I read through Proverbs (not just 31) I find all the areas I fall short. Oh I want more for my sons and in turn I want so much more for my ever so wonderful, tender hearted, God fearing husband.
But my Maker, in what seems to be a whispering wind calms my fears and relieves me of this heaviness.
He fashioned me perfectly to accomplish this mission. He says, “press into Me, know Me, get intimate with Me and I will do the rest.” I am ever so humbled and grateful that in my weakness He is strong. That if I will simply know Him passionately He will give me the ability to love my husband through a soft caress, tender words, passionate eyes, wise counsel, nourishing meals, impeccably tidy house (ha Lord help me) and I will be enough! I am enough in Chirst.
[box_light]Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bare fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches; He who abides in me and I in Him he bares much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5[/box_light]