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I was looking through my spiritual journal again from 3 years ago and realized that I had written down some positive affirmations about who I wanted to be as a wife. I am not sure where these words came from, but I know that when you speak powerful words into the air, there is a connection between the brain and heart that helps the words come to fruition. If you are a wife, or hope to be one in the future, let these words fill your heart…your mouth will follow!

Luke 6:45

45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Confessions for Being a Godly Wife

“I confess that I am a supportive wife who demonstrates love in the way I approach my husband. He doesn’t see me as a nagging, complaining wife, but as a friend to confide in and to look to for strength. God is able to speak to my husband without my interference. I trust God to speak to him. I trust God to deal with my heart and help me take on a supportive role in our home.

I confess that I live a powerful, godly and chaste life before my husband. Therefore I am a constant encouragement to him. He seeks my advice. He wants my help. He desires to know what I believe is right regarding decisions affecting our family and our relationship. God’s Spirit is changing me and making me the kind of wife that He wants me to be. I declare this by faith, in Jesus’ name.

I confess that the beautifying of my spirit is a high priority in my life. I don’t make the mistake of putting all my time and effort into improving my outward appearance while forgetting to invest in my spirit. I’ve made a decision that my spirit is beautiful. I’m becoming more godly and beautiful all the time. I have an inward beauty that far outshines everything that I could ever do to improve the appearance of my outward man.

I confess I am a source of stability and power. I am a source of peace in my home. I don’t give in to anger. I don’t fly into a rage and say things that I will later regret. My husband and my children depend on me to be a tower of strength even in the midst of turmoil because I am so stable. I help bring stability to my husband, to my children and to the general atmosphere in my home. Instead of being a contributor to strife, conflict and turmoil, God uses me to bring peace and tranquility to all those who are near me.”

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There were 2 scriptures that stuck out to me this morning during my devotional time:

Luke 6:45

45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Philippians 2:14

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing..

This weekend has been a huge challenge for me! I have been very uncomfortable with this pregnancy from the daily aches and pains to the thoughts running through my mind as I sit on bedrest. At times, it is hard to believe that I am here again. When I had my son, I was placed on bedrest for preterm labor at 24 weeks, however I never expected that during a second pregnancy I would be told to “take it easy” starting at 12 weeks. I have been trying to take it a day at a time, but it is NOT EASY. These scriptures help to remind me I need to take some time out and reflect on how I can do some deep spiritual housekeeping….cleaning out my heart. Within my heart is worry, concern, and fear about what the future holds. Will our baby be healthy? Will I be able to carry to full term? Will I have to go through the rest of the pregnancy in pain? Will we be able to handle everything financially?

I notice that when there is fear in my heart, it tends to pour out of my mouth; I am not as confident in the way that I speak, I am not a energetic about my normal responsibilities, my thoughts are negative and discouraged. However, I know that if I think about good thoughts, good things will come out of my mouth as a result.

I must do my best to not complain, remember that this situation is only temporary, and continue to believe that all the pain that I am going through will be all worth it when I get to see the beautiful little baby that God is growing!

Do you have any words of encouragement?

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