30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE : DAY 22 – CROWN HIM
DAY 22: CROWN HIM
A wife of noble character is her husband’s
The truth that the Holy scriptures sheds on this is so amazing but yet, so challenging.
Kings were not known without their crowns. Their crowns were adored with expensive jewelry and silk.
They were delicately taken care of, and not everyone was allowed to come near them let alone polish them.
They were symbols of triumph, power, might and more so, glory and splendor.
Am amazed how God would draw such a striking comparison of a wife’s character to the crown that sits on her husband’s head.
In parallel, it says that I am my husband’s strength, might, power, royalty, beauty, empowerment and splendor.
A King, is not one without his crown.
Your husband, not only needs a submissive wife, one who encourages him, prays for him, loves him, chooses him, but he also needs a wife who is an embodiment of strength and of royalty that lifts him up and adorns his life.
Fellow wives, we have the power to enhance our husbands image or cause decay in their lives.
Whatever you do, say, choose, has a ripple effect to your husband. You have immense ability to showcase his heart and character, and let others know if he is a man worthy to stand above others and receive great respect or otherwise.
The challenge lies therein.
A King’s crown needed constant care, polishing and was always guarded heavily.
That is how we should be to our husbands.
Thinking about what God has in plan for me as wife to my husband makes want to work harder and harder for my character and purity. Not by power, or might but by God’s grace.
I cannot be a crown without having a great character. These two are not exclusive nor can one thrive without the other one.
For those not married yet, you may wonder “how does this apply to me?”
Being a crown doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t begin when you become a wife, it begins as soon as now, before marriage.
It is purposing in your heart, that you will be a virtuous woman who will, at the right time, be found by that man, still holding onto godly virtues.
We should never stop wanting to better our husbands. We should never stop testing our character, searching the Lord on how we can serve better, and finding ways to encourage and build our husbands up.
This passage has a similar correlation to Proverbs 31, where we read about the woman whose husband sat at the gates with the elders. She supported him and built his image to a position of honor and respect.
It is my prayer that I would continuously be that rock and support to my husband. I want to see him sitting at the gates with Kings. I want to see him crowned with respect and honor.
I want to challenge my character everyday and continue making changes wherever the Lord leads me to.
I pray to God that I will not be hard headed, complacent or unresponsive, but that I will be receptive in learning what it means to have a noble character and put that into play in my marriage.
We have a beautiful purpose in marriage. Crown your husband.
VERSE OF THE DAY: Proverbs 12:4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown.
D.I.Y: Get a gift for your husband. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, but well thought through. Let it say, ” Am grateful that you are my husband. You are strong, able and great! “
Go point: Be full of praise about your husband more so to other people.
I thank you for this day.
Thank you for calling me to be my husband’s crown. Thank you for giving me such a high profile.
Lord Jesus, help me crown my husband. Help me build him that he will be well respected among many. Give me wisdom that I will advise him according to your ways and precepts.
Make me the strength that he so needs in this world. May I beautify his life.
May I be the fresh aroma that he needs every day. May I be his source of strength and respect from far and wide.
May I cause him to be well regarded all for the glory and honor of your name. Lord, help me be that crown that you desire for me to be in my husband’s life. May I be the source of his lifted countenance.
In Jesus name I pray,