Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Prudent Wife

The longer I serve the Lord, the more grateful I am for the godly wife He has given me. As part of my devotions this morning, I read Proverbs 19. Verse 14 states that a prudent wife is from the Lord. The word prudent means sensible or understanding. I chuckled as I thought of how understanding my wife has to be to live with me! As you are preparing to go to the field, please realize the greatest thing you have is not the support of the churches and the money they have pledged but rather a mate that is sensible, understanding or prudent. If you think about it, how many women would follow you like your wife is doing right now? Give her hug, buy her a rose, let her know she is truly from the Lord.

2 comments:

Corey Godzwa said...

We are also amazed that Stacey has stayed with you for so long!!! Ha ha
Just found your blog, going to send it on to Tony, I've enjoyed reading it so far!!

Corey G.

Scott Newton said...

I have heard it said that you can only have as much ministry as your wife will let you. My first reaction to that statement was, "That's ridiculous, the man should lead well and his ministry will succeed." However, from talking to missionaries on the field and seeing the effect of missionary wives without the same vision and burden on their husband's ministry, I am beginning the see the truth of that statement. God designed men to need the unconditional support of their wives to reach their full potential. I wonder how much more could be done for the Lord on the field if more couples were tight-knit units. Her price truly is far above rubies!