Monday, April 25, 2011
Lesson 7 - Workbook
o Prepare the house – Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
o Prepare your appearance – Proverbs 27:9a Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:
o Prepare your greeting – Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. and Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
o Set the table – Proverbs 9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
o “The king is in the castle!” – Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
o Clear out all visitors
o Stay off the phone
o Prepare all the way home – Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
o Pray all the way home – Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Which of these preparations for homecoming do you need to work on?
Make a list of your husband’s likes and dislikes. How can you set about to please him and honor his preferences?
Does your calendar reflect more time apart than together? What changes can you make in your personal schedule to enjoy more time together?
Read 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 3. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
and Proverbs 5:18-19 18. Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 19. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
What positive word of response have you chosen, and are you using it?
Write down seven of your husband’s qualities or personality traits that you admire and appreciate. Now for the next week, praise him for one each day!
Don’t forget to lift prayers to God throughout your day for your husband and for your relationship with him as you seek to live out God’s four words for wives: help, follow, respect, and love.
Write in your journal of an instance where you were aware that you actively chose to show love to your husband this week. Then thank God for that opportunity and His grace to make that choice.