Yesterday Beth and Paul got married. I don't know how many weddings I've been to where 1 Peter 3:1-6 has been sited and talked about. I'm quoting it here, just to refresh the memory.
"Likewise, wives be subject to your own husbands, so that even is some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external-the braiding of the hair and the putting on of gold jewlery or the clothes you wear-but let your adorning be the hidden person person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening." This is taken from the ESV
I know that we are to always look at the context of a passage to help understand exactly what the passage means. I don't think I'm always very good about doing this. But yesterday as Todd was talking I realized that the part about not fearing is completely in relation to submitting to my husband. I do not need to fear submitting to him. Now my husband is pretty easy to submit to...when MY attitude is right. But there are times when I do fear a decision he makes, but I don't need to fear. God wants has a good plan for my life and my husband's decisions are apart of that. This doesn't mean I can't express my concern or give more information, if I have that but I do think it means that once the decision is made I need to trust the LORD that it is what He has planned for me. I find that quite freeing....now if I can just remember this and live it out. Blogging it is easy, living it, we will see :)