Amy Carmichael’s Dohnavur Fellowship:

 

My Vow:

 Whatsoever Thou sayest unto me, by Thy grace,

I will do it.

My Constraint:

Thy love, oh Christ, My Lord.

My Confidence:

Thou art able to keep that which I have committed unto Thee.

My Joy:

To do thy will, Oh God.

My Discipline:

That which I would not choose, but which Thy love appoints.

My Prayer:

Conform my will to Thine.

My Motto:

Love to live, and live to love.

My Portion:

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance.

 Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deserves;

To give and not count the cost;

To fight and not to heed the wounds;

To toil and not to seek for rest;

To labor and not to ask for any reward

save that of knowing that we do thy will,

Oh Lord our God.

 

(A Chance to Die, by Elisabeth Elliot, p241-242

Quote from Amy Carmichael)

Wives

Someone said…

“The space between ‘thought’ and ‘deed’ is opportunity.”

Reverencing your  husband means you seek to honor him.

Honor means to “treat as precious”…. to “appreciate the love that he is showing toward you  by accepting your husband where he is. Your goal is not to change him. Make it your goal to show him that you honor him.”

Find out what is special to him…..

…maybe just paying attention to him and spending time with him,

…maybe taking his hand when you are together,

…maybe “catching his eye” and showing him significance in public.

Would we dare to pray that the Lord would give the “thoughts” and “deeds” that He would have us to think and do toward our husbands?

The perspective that is appropriate here is that we would not hesitate to devote ourselves to all of this for our “Husband”, the Lord Jesus Christ?  Then is it not truly what we are to fulfill toward our spouse?

Remember…. as we honor (treat as precious) the one that God has given to us to be one with, the Lord will bless it, and bring good, for His glory

Obedience with Honor.

Ephesians 6:1 says for the “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor thy Father and Mother…”
Do our children have a submissive spirit and good attitude, obeying from the heart, or are they just doing as we say with a resentful, resisting spirit?   If they have the wrong attitude or spirit, they may be obeying but they are not “honoring” in their obedience.  Honor for the parent will give the right attitude and a sweet submissive spirit in their obedience.
Is this the attitude we have in our obedience to the Lord? Do we honor the Lord, giving Him the sweet obedience that He deserves?  Are we honoring Him as we obey and serve?  Maybe our children will learn this best by example?  Are we as wives honoring our husbands?