Today's devotional topic on Reverence for Christ is one that I struggled with early on when it was mentioned in the early days of our devotional. I couldn't see past the idea that I needed to submit to my husband along with God in order to live out his will. It just didn't sit well with me. I'm glad Jennifer devoted an entire day to the topic to open it up further. I'm also glad she listed numerous scripture readings. After reading and rereading today, I've come to the conclusion that submitting to my husband isn't really that bad of an idea after all. Actually, I've come to find it a little humbling. I think that if I sustain my faith in God, that faith will definitely rub off on my husband and he will see that leading our family in love is a very important thing. And, if I let him lead us, he will feel more worthy (although I know we learned that we need to find total worth from God and not entirely from our partner) to do so.
I also loved the quote from Matthew Henry about how God created the woman and about how He created us to be equal, to stand side by side, to be protected by man and to be near his heart to be loved by man..not to be on top or to be trampled on by him.
P.S. I LOVE her sweatshirt! I may have to order one sometime!