Okay there is a change of plans. Homemakers computer has an attitude so you get to talk to me today! Are you happy?! Well, anyway as I began to think this morning about the direction of this weeks "Being his Crown" I stumbled across this thought: . I thought man that is pretty interesting. We all have flaws but how are we able to still be a lovely beautiful crown atop our husbands head with a big o' flaw?
Here is my thoughts some of us reading right now were previously married, some had many sex partners, some were told sex was bad and once it become good in marriage you were unable to come to grips with that reality beause your were told bad bad all your life. Some of us have body image issues, others have guarded hearts because someone has hurt us emotionally, some of us are never satisfied, some of us refuse to submit because we think our husband is stupid, or just not as smart as we are. Some of us carry poison in the form of a tongue and take every opportunity to spread it, some of us crush the very spirit of our husband with our attitudes, some of us are unwilling to love without perfect conditions, some of us abuse others out of a wounded heart, and some are trying so hard to again the approval of that one person all the while ignoring or dealing harshly with the ones whom God has sent that do approve.
That list felt long. Well, it is long and could actually be longer. But ladies that is what I am talking about, the flawed crown. How are we working through the flaws in our lives as we are "BEing his Crown"? You are still his crown dear sister, but let's face it we are not the perfect unstained crowns of glory!
So my answer is a daily renewing. I love my husband with all that I am but I admit to being flawed. I protect myself because I have been hurt, it is hard for me to allow myself to be nurtured by him because he too is imperfect. I had to come to grips with being raped and then allowing my body to be used by dudes in order that I would recieve "love". All of that to then find I was never loved at all! Remember, we are talking about a beautiful lovely flawed crown. So how do I look in the mirror and present to my husband and ultimately the world this crowned beauty? In Christ Alone! I am not trying to be preachy but maybe I am. I just want to offer hope to the woman who says Vine Woman or Homemaker Chronicle you seem to have it all together, but I am flawed. No love we are all flawed! Here is the amazing gift that I have recieved in Christ.
All of my flaws, I MEAN ALL, Past, Present and Future flaws/sins have been addressed by Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. The Vine Woman with the endless list of flaws is looked upon by God as a spotless, beaming light of radiance adorned atop of her husbands head! Praise the Lord for such a wonderful gift in Christ. The spiritual REALITY is that my crown is unstained, my daily concern is that I would walk in the natural this spiritual reality! To repeat that answer again it is a daily renewing in Christ. I am constantly reminding myself of who God says I am because of Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:24-25 says "Now to Him who is able to keep me from falling and present me faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. AMEN!
It is Christ who sustains my unspoted crown atop my husband's head!
So link up and leave a comment. How are you dealing with "The FLAW in your Crown"?