For the past few weeks our church has been doing a study called Reflecting the Heart of God. It’s been powerful and I’ve been challenged with each lesson. This week was no exception.
This week we studied passages from Mark chapters 8-10. On 3 separate occasions the disciples questioned Jesus about how to be great, powerful men of authority in the new kingdom. Each time Jesus explained that in order to be a spiritual giant you must become a humble servant, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 10:45
I couldn’t help but be impressed, amazed, and a little startled by God’s timing. You see, last week I had the wonderful fortune to read The Good Wife’s Guide, a new ebook by the New York Times best selling author Darlene Schacht. As I quickly discovered, being a spiritual giant requires the same thing as being a good wife, humility and service.
Certainly, this is no easy task. It’s hard and often uncomfortable to put someone else’s needs above your own. I admit I have not been a very good servant in the past- at least not consistently. Fortunately, part 2 of The Good Wife’s Guide is full of practical application. This section of the book is a literal step-by-step for how to get your home and life organized, which will make following her Things I Do to Prepare for My Husband list found in chapter 4 that much easier to follow.
I love Darlene’s book and I strongly encourage you to purchase The Good Wife’s Guide if you are serious about showing your husband how much you love him, serious about making your family a priority, and serious about humbly serving Christ.
Darlene Schacht also writes regularly on her blog, The Time-Warp Wife, offering even more encouragement to wives who want to serve their husbands and families.