Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Notes...A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George

CHAPTER 8 (1st half of chapter)

Scriptures used in chapter:
Admonish the young women to love their husbands. (Titus 2:4, NKJV)

Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel. (Proverbs 27:9, NKJV)

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. (Proverbs 15:28, NKJV)

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad. (Proverbs 12:25, NKJV)

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5, NKJV)

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. (Luke 6:35, NKJV)

Key points (from previous notes):
- You are to hold your husband first in your heart after God

Yes, But How?
- What can you do to show your husband affectionate, indulgent, friendship love?

...3. Prepare for Your Husband Daily - "Let the wife make her husband glad to come home." (Martin Luther)
.....- Prepare the house - communicate to your husband "I'm glad you're home."
.....- Prepare your appearance
.....- Prepare your greeting
.....- Set the table
.....- "The king is in the castle!"
.....- "The party!" - Rejoice that the best part of the day has arrived - when your husband gets home and the party is about to begin!
.....- Clear out all visitors
.....- Stay off the phone
For wives arriving after husband:
.....- Prepare all the way home
.....- Pray all the way home

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