Saturday, February 11, 2012

Devotional Friday - Are You a Help Meet?

Genesis 2:18 "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him"

As missionaries in an isolated Arctic town we are always on display. Even though we may not know everyone in town, every one in town knows the Baptist Preacher and his family! I'm sure many missionary wives can relate to "living in a gold-fish bowl." When the people in our village see us, what testimony are we for our husbands... for our Lord?

A national sales executive came to New York City and put an ad in the paper with an offer to twenty men who would meet his qualifications. He opened shop in a motel room for three weeks, interviewing men for eighteen hours a day. At the end of three weeks he had his twenty men.

He then did a very unusual thing. He asked to interview the wives of the twenty men. One by one the women came and after talking to all twenty women, he had only nine men left. He said he did not interview the women to determine their intelligence, their beauty, or their poise. He interviewed each woman to see if she was on her husband's team and would stand behind him. He said he was offering the men a great opportunity, but one which would require hard work and dedication. He knew that without the encouragement and praise of their wives the men would not succeed.

If being an encouraging wife is important to a businessman, how much more so is it important for us whose husbands are in the Lord's Business? When our husbands are busy in the work of the Lord are we the right help meet to them? Let's make sure we encourage and support our husband so he can be a profitable servant in the work of the Lord.


Jen said...

Thanks for the encouragement. It's been a long week for me, and I needed the reminder. It's too easy to get selfish and forget.

Jolene said...

Excellent devotional, Carole! Thank you!