Focused on Foundation
Today is #Word&WeaponWednesday, the day we select a foundational/biblical word of truth armed with our spiritual weapon of prayer to encourage, inspire, and/or challenge you in your walk as a wife.
I’m learning the importance of skipping the frills and focusing on the foundational truths of God’s word as a guide for my life. Because life has so many moving parts, if we are not careful we can allow our emotions to position us in a place of hopelessness, depression, fear, and unreasonable anger if we are not deeply rooted in truth.
Today’s foundational truth comes from the book of Proverbs, which is rich in practical, life wisdom. It says,
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12: 16 (NIV)
A fool is characterized by a person who lacks good sense or judgment, while a prudent individual is wise, acting with or showing care and thought for the future. We should all strive to be the kind of wife that is slow to take offense and quick to grant grace because we are always mindful of God’s grace that covers our own indiscretions. I don’t suggest being a docile doormat when marital disagreement/situations arise. But I do believe that as we process and pray through those emotional moments we are more inclined to use better judgment with our responses and in our behavior, than if we immediately react.
Let this this be our prayer today: Lord thank you for the gift of emotions. Without it we would lack empathy or the ability to love and personalities would be flat and uninviting. Help us to remember that with this precious gift comes a great responsibility to apply wisdom. Condition our hearts to grant grace and overlook insults quickly without harboring disdain or resentment so that we may be peaceful in our interactions with our loved ones. We admit that we are not perfect wives, but through the application of your word and much grace we can be wise women, showing thought and care for the future of our marriages and other relationships. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
I hope you have an amazing hump day! But before you go, take and minute and share with me how are you applying the truth of God’s word to your marriage. In what areas do you see fruit or opportunities for growth?