Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Created for Him

I woke up really early this morning to get some quiet time in with Him.

But as I read in Genesis the story of Adam and Eve, I couldn't get him out of my mind.

It has been a couple of tough months for us. I can see the stress on his face. I can hear the stress in the tone of his voice. I feel helpless most of the time because he is the provider. I am at home just trying to make things run smoothly here.

However today I was stopped in my tracks as I read in Genesis 2:18:

The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone.
I will make a helper suitable for him."

As I sat here thinking about this verse I made a mental list of how I am made to be his helper.
  • I can help him by keeping our home orderly so that when he walks through the door he feels welcome and leave work at work.
  • I can help him by providing healthy meals that nourishes him and fills his belly.
  • I can help him by being financially responsible and only spending on needs instead of wants.
  • I can help him by providing him with love and intimacy that he can only get from me.
  • I can help him by raising our girls to love to Lord and respect him by showing them this through my life.
  • I can help him by rising early to pray for his day and to spend a few moments with him before he leaves for work.
I am created to be his helper. But lately in the passing moments of lunchtime and suppertime I don't feel like I am helping him at all as he eats and goes back to work to finish all that needs to be done.

So this morning as God stirred me awake when I really wanted to stay sleeping, I am going to remember my role as his helper. It was not good for man to be alone. And I love this man.


If you are stopping by from Seeds of Faith's iFellowship, Hello to You and Welcome to Girlfriends Get Real.

If you are a regular visitor, I thank you so much for your comments and encouragement. It is so wonderful to read your words everyday.

I would love to hear more from all of you about your marriage and how you are a helper to your husband.


Jennifer said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from iFellowship. These are some great points you have made...reminding me I should probably get off this computer and pray for my husband this morning. ;) Thanks!


Meghan said...

Thanks for joining in iFellowship! We always love to see your link up. I love your blog! You know I'm a fan :)


Penny said...

Visiting from iFellowship! Yes, great words here. I too am going to think about him more today and I can truly be his helper!

Sheri said...

From iFellowship! I am following you and will be back to read. Praying for you and your family.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Hi Amy,

You ask: How are we our husband's helper?

For me, one important way is to value his work by offering words of encouragement and thanks.

Grace and peace to you, Amy.
- Jennifer

Angela Compton said...

It's nice to "meet" you, Amy. I am visiting through iFellowship (and following now too). Loved your post!


SomeGirl said...

That's just plain BEAUTIFUL!! I'm sharing this everywhere, might even use part of it and link to you tomorrow for Thought Provoking Thursday! Would you mind?? ♥ Michelle

Layton Family Joy said...

Oh Amy - the beauty and truth of this post! If all wives just approached their marriage this way what joy would be between a man and wife - and wife and Lord!

GREAT JOY FRIEND sharing this! You nailed it today and have inspired me to evaluate how am I being a "helper suitable for him".


cfoxes33 said...

What great points. I just wrote a blog about reading a verse over and over and getting something new out of it every time. Sounds like you just did that.

Homemaker Honey said...

Hello! Popping in from iFellowship at Seeds of Faith Women! Hope you find time to stop by Homemaker Honey and say, "G'Day!"

Enjoy this day the Lord had made!
Homemaker Honey

~Stacy said...

I stopped by through ifellowship and really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for the reminder.
God bless.

Sharon Cohen said...

Hi Amy! I'm glad that I came by. I dropped by to visit your blog on the recommendation of iFellowship and will now look forward to the blessings of being your newest follower.

I write a lot on my blog about being a help meet. I know, to the very core of my being, that I am my husband's help meet. I am so grateful that God has provided so much help for me in this assignment.

Joy said...

Definitely something we all need to read. Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from iFellowship!

Our Family said...

Hi, Amy! I too stopped by through iFellowship & am happy to be following you. Thank-you for your words that were full of truth & wisdom!

Lisa♥H said...

Hi there! I hopped on over from iFellowship! I love your post! Definitely check out Sharon Cohen's (she's the commenter a few ahead of me) her blog is all about being your husband's help meet!
Looking forward to getting to know you better! Be blessed!

Gwen Toliver said...

After 7 kids and nearly 18 years of marriage, I've learned many, many things - a lot of them I've learned the hard way!! With lots of little ones, it's easy to let the urgent things push my hubby into the background. He is a very easy going unselfish guy - however, a healthy marriage makes for a happy family. So sometimes the kids have to be told no, you can wait - and see me make my relationship with him a priority.

I'm actually helping my children's future marriages as well as my grandchildren's when I let Christ shine through me in how I treat my husband. God gave such clear guidelines in Scripture as to what our role as women is - why do we feel we have the right to question our Creator? He knows best!

Sonya Schroeder said...

Hi Amy I am your newest follower and I can agree with you 100% on your post. We all as wifes feel this sometime in our marriages. The Lord is always working on us. Letting Him is the key! Thank you for the reminder. I pray for my hubby all day long!! I know by his day when the Lord was working! :)

Hope you will stop by sometime. Would love for you to join us in Thankful THursdays!! hugs

In His love

Cherie said...

Thanks for reminding us of this vital role we play as wives. Great post Amy!

Lizzie said...

What a wonderful post, my husband was a part of my thankful post this week, how blessed I am in him.

Krista said...

Thank you for this wonderful post! Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in the rat race, placing everything above our husbands. They get the leftovers, this is so wrong! So thank you for reminding me!