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Being a Helpmeet

I was thinking about my bedroom and my bad habit of shifting the laundry onto an old trunk and the end of my bed to be put away later (when I have time). And I was thinking about my friend, Lynn in our group, who said once that she washes her sheets very frequently (I don’t remember how often) because it is a preference for her husband and I am sure, he appreciates it. My dear husband said to me the other day, “It would bring joy to my heart if this trunk did not have these clothes on it.”

I began thinking on this early this morning and wondering why I do such a lousy job at getting that laundry put away off that trunk. And I have often thought of Lynn and marvel at how she finds time to launder her sheets so frequently, along with all the other laundry a house full of children realizes. Then I realized that it wasn’t because I don’t have time, it’s because I really have not cared enough about it! YIKES! What a revelation! I have time to do other things that help my life become more convenient, but how about my husbands?

Just last week, my husband asked me to do something that I would have enjoyed doing…a task for him. He turned around and said, “Do you have time to do this?” I answered, “Honey, I have nothing better to do with my time than serve you.” But now I am thinking, was I really being honest with MYSELF when I said that? Do I ALWAYS think
that?

This is a wake up call for me. After thinking on this now, I realize how my selfish self continually gets in the way. I am my own worst enemy sometimes, because I allow myself to fall out of step with the high calling that the Lord Jesus gave me. If the things I do for my husband glorify my Lord Jesus Christ, and I have said that I am a bond-slave of His, which means I have been given my freedom, but have chosen to give it all back all because of what He did on the cross, then I need to get on the ball.

I just thought I would share these thoughts with you, as they have become more clear to me, because it is oh SO subtle. I need to be sure that I am truly a helpmeet to him and the high calling that the Lord Jesus has given him and that I am continually mindful of his interests and needs.

As yourself…Are the things I do throughout the day helpful to my husband?

Still being molded in the Potter’s hand,
Ruth, Administrator

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