A house is not a home until the feminine touch has been applied. To build a good, solid house in which a man can feel at home, you need to begin with a sound foundation of TRUST.
Virginity on the wedding night lays a strong foundation to begin with. Her “fountain” is for her husband only (Proverbs 5). A man needs to know he can trust his woman – hide his heart, his dreams and his secrets with her.
Prudence will keep a house firm no matter what is going on within its walls.
PROV 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding and prudent wife is from the Lord.
PROV 12:23 A prudent man (woman) is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of self-confident fools proclaims their folly.
PROV 13:16 Every prudent man (woman) deals with knowledge, but a self-confident fool exposes and flaunts his folly.
Prudence and wisdom walk hand in hand. Prudence is the frame, wisdom is the roof.
PROV 8:12 I, Wisdom from God, make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.
It is God’s purposes that supply the mortar that keeps the whole house standing. It is our relationship with Him that furnishes us with true wisdom.
PROV 9:10 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.
There is something special about a woman who masters the art of gently leading her man to see reason and to make wise decisions for her house.
Art is not about manipulation. It’s about possessing an understanding of the subject and the appropriate technique of rendering. So, don’t trill for your husband to hear you, but speak to him like the lady in Songs of Solomon; with gentility and respect🙂
PROV 9:1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven perfect number of pillars.
Wisdom keeps the house in order and covers it from all forces that threaten to destroy it.
What are the seven pillars that make it able to withstand the storms of life and relationships?
– Sound Judgement
PS 127:1 Except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the Potter, and I am the clay. You have built my house. You have furnished it with the fruit of the Spirit. You have filled it with the aroma of Your anointing. You have decorated me in wisdom and virtue, such that I am a sanctuary to all who dwell in my presence. I receive the gift of discernment to truly listen and hear the needs of others. I receive instruction in the ways of women according to your original design. I receive strength to withstand the tests of storms and trials.
I stand fast when the very foundations of all I believe in and hope for are shaken. As I stand fast in Your promise to be the Cornerstone that stands firm in my life, I decree that I am an oasis, a quiet place and a haven for the hearts of those You send my way. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.
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Next, we will be looking at a hot topic – the strength of submission.