My Husband, My Lord

1 Pet 3:Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

One of the hardest attacks I have had, was when I decided to call my husband Lord, after listening to a sermon, from one of my favorites, Tony Evans. I thought I would try it out. It was kind of recent, It was actually when I started up this blog again actually. The funny thing is, I thought he would be like, “don’t call me that”, but he wasn’t that way. I don’t think he minded it much, He was mean lol, and it was funny only because I could see the spiritual working already, and it was so fast. It was INSANE! I did write about it, so you already saw I think, how that worked out. But I was driving when I was listening to the sermon, so I didn’t get to read where she called him Lord, and now that I see the whole scripture, I just of course, just had to write about it!  1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

The verse where she actually called him lord, with a little “l” was Genesis 18:11-14, verse 12. She overheard the Lord, big “L” and laughed, about having kids, because she was old, shall she have pleasure with him being so old? Saying her lord is old too. LOL, it is funny if you read it. Thinking about these old people having kids, but I do like it because in verse 14, is anything too hard for the Lord? No, its really not. We fail to remember that far too often.

But calling him lord, is like when Kings and Queens had lordship over their kingdoms back in the day, and that is how it was only a few hundred years ago. We are to serve our husbands like we would Christ, Ephesians 5:22-24, as unto THE LORD, only a little lord, LOL, not the big LORD.

But lets go back to 1 Peter. What is awesome is that this really encompasses what I am praying for not just myself but for my besties as well. First of all, verse 1, why are you in subjection to your own husbands? is it because you are weak? NO!!!!!! Women who think this, are weak-minded and wrong!! And I can tell you have many issues within themselves that they need to work on. This has nothing to do with being independent, or a strong woman or anything! Matter of fact, I can tell you first hand, this will make you MUCH stronger of a woman than following your OWN mind and your OWN will, because this is following GOD’s direction, and his purpose is much greater than yours. That, if any (These are your husbands ladies, so my besties who have hubbies who are leaning to their own understanding, yeah this is why, this is SOOOO important!) obey not the word, they also may without the word be won (To the Lord duh, who else or what else are they going to win??) by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. {Proverbs1:7  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 9:10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.} This Fear would be the fear in reference that it would be coupled with. Fear of the Lord, the same kind of fear your children should have from you, not the kind you should have when you watch scary movies, or go into a haunted house lol, but the kind that you are not trying to disappoint, but at the same time you know what your folks are capable of worst case scenario.

The next 3 verses go together nicely 3-5. It’s pretty simple, It’s not about the outward appearance, its about the inward heart. It’s not that you can’t look nice, it’s that, that is not what it is about. Verse 3, simple, I don’t need to restate it. But let it be the hidden man (MAN???) of the heart, in that which is not corruptible,(NOT CORRUPTIBLE??? There is only one man that is not corruptible, and that man was also God, and that is Jesus who lives inside you once you are saved.{Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Galatians 2:20 …yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:…}) even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, (If you knew me, you would know how hard it is for me to have that at times!!!) which is in the sight of God of great price.For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves,(This is what they adorned themselves with, was a meek and quite spirit, not all that gold and fanciness, it’s not that they didn’t look nice per se, but it was way more than that, its about the inside that counts, not the outside. With that being said. I do still look nice for my husband, because why would I not, but that is not what is most important, I am not going to look nice and treat him like crap, that makes no sense. I am not going to look nice and argue with him, or look nice and then not pray for him, or whatever the case) being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Onto the verse of all verses… the one this is all about! My lord, my husband, my love. BUT FIRST, I want to let you read on to verse 7, because many of you reading will not read past what I post, because well lets be honest, A lot don’t study for themselves, and then there are others who are just reading to be reading, and then there are some who are just curious. Here you are thinking, “MY LORD”, “IN SUBJECTION”, and there is so much that you do not understand, or it doesn’t sound great, but let me go on to verse 7, and 7 is a beautiful verse. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Husbands dwell with the wives, and honor them, I know you see weaker vessel, but that is like fine china. Yes fine china is weaker, but you handle it with care, as not to break it, you take it out for EVERY special occasion, you keep it out in your nice cabinets on display for everyone to see, you hand wash only, and you pass down through generations, and keep in the family. you are heirs together if the grace of life, see you are equal beings, even though your roles in the home may not be equal, you are still equal in the grace of life. This is so HIS prayers may not be hindered. If he does not honor you and treat you this way, well that his between him and God, but if he is wondering why his prayers are not being answered, This is defiantly ONE reason that could be as to why. God specifically says, if he honors you, and as onto the weaker vessel, also think, weaker vessels need to be protected, so if he is abusing you, he is NOT honoring you AT ALL! He has a responsibility to protect, and take care of you, so while you are being in subjection to him, this should be the safest place in the world. You should feel safe and secure here. You should not feel abused and he shouldn’t be abusing his “power” or “control” or whatever for this, because you don’t take fine china and throw it on the floor and just start breaking it. It’s not something someone in their right mind does.

Okay, okay, here we go! Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. Lets take a moment and look Sarah and when this happened, because she was afraid. Once again, Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge, LOL, so I guess you could say this is one wise woman! But, then again, do not be afraid with amazement! Basically God tells them, you will have a son, and Sarah laughs cause they are old. As you see in Gen 18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? She’s in the tent behind her husband and God is talking to her husband, and she laughs to herself like, “yo, but my lord and I are mad old. hahahaha!” Now the Big L, Lord calls her out to her husband, as you see in verse 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Clearly she can hear already, because she already overhead and laughed about it, and this is God talking to them, so he knows she can hear, LOL so she overhears him again… But he asks in verse 14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? (which hit me for another reason) At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Doesn’t say when, but he says they will have a son. I love this because God always keeps his word. Now in verse 15 here it comes, like she doesn’t know whats up, like you can really lie to God?? 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. But then her hubby leaves and then God promises many nations with her husband. It’s funny how she was afraid because she laughed of all things, and maybe that’s because this was now a serious matter? God didn’t even care about it. Abraham already laughed at God when God told him earlier that this was going to happen and gave him the time frame and all in Gen 17:5-21. This is what I love about God, you can be yourself, and just be so real with him, whether you laugh, or cry, or be angry, or whatever, but just be transparent with him, and he will still be him with you. He allows you, to be you. But God called her out on it… Nay, No, but you did laugh… and then he just left I’m sure, when her hubby and all them left. and she probably just stood there, in the tent doorway with her apron on feeling crunchy, as that sad music plays in the background, and the camera pans out and shes looking down wiping her hands on the apron… LOL, I am just ad-libing some things in, but I am probably pretty close to what happen, at least in my mind I am.

But the point is that, we are to do our best to live our lives in subjection, and submission, but only to our 1. husbands, and 2. as we would Christ. Sarah told her husband to sleep with her handmaid Hagar to give him children, and you know what, then she, Sarah, despised her, and every time Sarah wanted her gone to include when Ishmael was about 13, and they were gone for good, Abraham didn’t argue, and God took her side, and told him to listen to his wife. She had a voice, she was still in subjection to her husband, and Abraham was the FIRST person who had his belief to be counted to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:6, and to my knowledge, outside of Jesus Christ, that is the only person in the OT, whose faith was counted for righteousness. So this was without a doubt a Godly husband, listening to his Godly wife. These were not perfect individuals, but they loved God, and lived that way.

Rendering your husband that respect and calling him lord, is nothing more than respect, it is not worship, it is not the opposite and belittling yourself. On the contrary, it is enabling yourself to be something greater, and empowering yourself to serve God that much more. I wonder how it makes my husband feel, but I know that he knows it is out of respect. I know that he knows it is not placing him above the one TRUE LORD. I know the more I call him that the more the devil attacks. That is something that is truly amazing. If you made it this far, I want you to try it out, and look out for the spiritual warfare, be prepared! PRAY!!! Be ready to stay in his word!

Know that you cannot just say in the name of Jesus Devil flee, James 4:Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. You MUST be submitted to God in order for it to work, just an FYI, so just be ready to either give in, to give up on God, or be ready for some spiritual warfare!

 

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