Feasting on bread satisfies a wife’s leanness of soul…plus 8 tips and verses for victory — Frustrated Wife, Part 3

BREAD

She’s a frustrated wife trying to run the race of life and marriage, but is she fat?

Does she gorge on God’s word or just nibble now and then?

Is the bread of life feeding her heart tasty morsels that help her love, honor and cherish her husband better or does she fill up the empty with Candy Crush and too much cola?

Honoring God with time in His word yields the timeless treasure of a heart resting secure in relationship-altering truth. And when a frustrated wife disciplines her heart to live out Bible truths each day, real, lasting changes result.

Changes for the better as she grows free becoming the woman, wife and mother God intended, blessing and influencing her husband, children and society in profound and pleasant ways.

LACY LOVE Copyright 2013 Sheila Kimball

And her home becoming a sweet haven with her the beating heart of it.

For she has beaten back the bully using her sword of the spirit, covering her tender heart with her shield of faith so that everywhere she walks she brings peace.

And a sweet fragrance lingering.

But she’s got to be in the Word to win the battles that daily come, helmetting her mind with truth that sets her free and always basking in His great love covering a multitude of sins.

Following God willingly, she brings glory to Him in her marriage. Deep contentment and joy fills her. And God, husband, and children big and small, rejoice.

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The following scripture verses can help a wife grow soft and submissive, truly loving and respectful.

So begin by practicing love as God intends.
This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance. Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails. Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love never fails. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Be at peace with your husband by being one in the Spirit.
As God’s prisoner, then, I beg you to live lives worthy of your high calling. Accept life with humility and patience, making allowances for each other because you love each other. Make it your aim to be at one in the Spirit, and you will inevitably be at peace with one another. ~Ephesians 4:1-3

Be the first to say you’re sorry and forgive freely and quickly.
Be merciful in action, kindly in heart, humble in mind. Accept life, and be most patient and tolerant with one another, always ready to forgive if you have a difference with anyone. Forgive as freely as the Lord has forgiven you. And, above everything else, be truly loving, for love is the golden chain of all the virtues. ~Colossians 3:12-14

No more bad attitudes or nasty words.
Let there be no more foul language, but good words instead—words suitable for the occasion, which God can use to help other people. Never hurt the Holy Spirit. He is, remember, the personal pledge of your eventual full redemption. Let there be no more bitter resentment, no more anger or temper, no more violent self-assertiveness, no more shouting or slander, no more malicious remarks, and let there be no bad feeling of any kind among you. Be kind to each other, be understanding and compassionate. Be as ready to forgive others as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you. ~Ephesians 4:29-32

Worry only brings wrinkles.
Delight yourselves in God, yes, find your joy in him at all times. Have a reputation for gentleness and being reasonable, and never forget the nearness of your Lord. Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-7

Bitterness will rot your bones, destroy your marriage and hurt your babies.
Let it be your ambition to live at peace with all men {especially your husband!} and to achieve holiness “without which no man shall see the Lord”. Be careful that none of you fails to respond to the grace which God gives, for if he does there can very easily spring up in him a bitter spirit which is not only bad in itself but can also poison the lives of many others. Be careful too, that none of you falls into impurity or loses his reverence for the things of God. ~Hebrews 12:14-16

Be truly happy by doing what is right.
Have done, then, with impurity and every other evil which touches the lives of others, and humbly accept the message that God has sown in your hearts, and which can save your souls. Don’t I beg you, only hear the message, but put it into practice; otherwise you are merely deluding yourselves. The man who simply hears and does nothing about it is like a man catching the reflection of his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, it is true, but he goes on with whatever he was doing without the slightest recollection of what sort of person he saw in the mirror. But the man who looks into the perfect mirror of God’s law, the law of liberty (or freedom), and makes a habit of so doing, is not the man who sees and forgets. He puts that law into practice and he wins true happiness. ~James 1:21-25

In Him you’ve got what it takes. Now give it your all and just do it!
He has by his own action given us everything that is necessary for living the truly good life, in allowing us to know the one who has called us to him, through his own glorious goodness. It is through him that God’s greatest and most precious promises have become available to us men, making it possible for you to escape the inevitable disintegration that lust produces in the world and to share in God’s essential nature.

For this very reason you must do your utmost from your side, and see that your faith carries with it real goodness of life. Your goodness must be accompanied by knowledge, your knowledge by self-control, your self-control by the ability to endure. Your endurance too must always be accompanied by devotion to God; that in turn must have in it the quality of brotherliness, and your brotherliness must lead on to Christian love.

If you have these qualities existing and growing in you then it means that knowing our Lord Jesus Christ has not made your lives either complacent or unproductive. The man whose life fails to exhibit these qualities is short-sighted—he can no longer see the reason why he was cleansed from his former sins.

Set your minds, then, on endorsing by your conduct the fact that God has called and chosen you. If you go along the lines I have indicated above, there is no reason why you should stumble, and if you have lived the sort of life I have recommended God will open wide to you the gates of the eternal kingdom of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. ~2Peter 1:3-11

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2 thoughts on “Feasting on bread satisfies a wife’s leanness of soul…plus 8 tips and verses for victory — Frustrated Wife, Part 3

  1. I love this godly and very practical advice, Sheila. When we can get our love attitudes right, our world is such a sweeter and richer place for everybody in it–with no added calories.