Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Wife's loyalty

Ruth 1:16-17

16 Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. 17 Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.
Welcome to another episode of living room ministry . My names Debi and I'm glad you stopped by.

What a great statement a wife can utter to her husband. But to her mother in law as well? What loyalty.
AS I sit here this Sunday Morning I read about Ruth and what a wonderful sacrifice she made to her mother in law. Then I reflected on one verse as it stuck out to me. I will lay where you lay, you friends will be my friends...� This scripture came alive to me at one point in my marriage. Let me set the stage for you. My husband and I had just bought a house our first one. It was beautiful and the walls and carpeting was exactly the color of our furniture .It was as if it was planned but it just all came together. Soon after we moved in I started planting the garden I wanted with flowers and vegetables galore. My husband and I had great well paying jobs. On the surface it was picture perfect. But things did not stay that way- Earlier in my life I did not graduate high school so as I grew up I had tried to get my diploma and failed, I tried three or so times and found discouragement each time I failed. So now married and things going well Now Married and home owners my husband came home one day and said he wanted to move.

I was in shock, I didn't want to move. I had the garden I wanted I loved my job. Our kids were happy where they were in school . My friends and family was there, I did not wanna go. And I even think I shed a few tears at the thought of starting fresh and knowing no body. But my husband was set on moving back to his home town so the kids would have a better life.

Days passed and my husband asked that I just think about it and one day threw my own words back at me- He reminded me that I told him at one point I wish we could move to the country. Open mouth insert foot. Then the Holy Spirit nudged me and Ruth 1 16 entered my memory. If I was really a Christian wife would I obey the word and submit and follow my husband. Would I lay where he lay , let his friends be my friends. Would I lay down my selfish needs to submit and follow him. Finally I did and we moved.

Now settled in this new place away from all I knew God began working in me, and eventually I started thinking about going back to school again. And I did. A year after I started with the support and encouragement of my husband and kids I not only graduated I got a diploma and not just GED. And I graduated 3rd in my class with a 4.0. Something I would not be able to do on my own- because I tried and failed. And I am not saying the grades to get congrats or praise, but to show how wonderful my Heavenly Father was when I surrendered to my husband , Lay down my will and trust God would provide. And he did.

So ladies I ask you when was the last time you totally trusted in Jesus and knew he would take care of you and bring Good out of uncertainty fear and doubt? When was the last time you put full faith into what your husband wanted to do?

Let's pray
Father God thank you for your wonderful love and power, thank you for saving me from the death I was sure to receive because I was / am a sinner. Thank you Father for sending your son So that we may live with you one day in eternity. Thank you Father for all you do for me each day I wake.

In Jesus name I pray Amen


  1. One day, Ruth will come alive for me too.
    One day...
    Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. your welcome- and ruth didn't come alive for me for a long time- i was a rather Me Me Me wife. I had to do alot of growing and praying.

  3. What a beautiful example of living in submission. You honored your husband and God blessed you. He is so faithful!

  4. What a great reminder of how He blesses us when we follow Him!!!! Thanks for sharing that!

  5. Hi momof4 your welcome, it was a tough choice , because I was in a me me me time in my life where everything was finally working.