117-JI: The Mission Of A Wife with Sherry Jennings

18 Oct
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The Mission of A Wife

Sherry had every reason to think her marriage was over. She found out her husband was cheating on her and asked him to move out. He moved in with his girlfriend. She found solace and hope in her newfound faith and Christian family. It was not an easy road, but what God has brought this couple through is astounding.

Be awed by what God did through their marriage and what hope she has to share with you. She talks specifically why submitting and relinquishing control is so hard for women. And why God asks us to do it.

Scriptures/Quotes:

  • Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
  • 1 Peter 3 Amplified “In the same way, you wives, be [a]submissive to your own husbands [subordinate, not as inferior, but out of respect for the responsibilities entrusted to husbands and their accountability to God, and so partnering with them] so that even if some do not obey the word [of God], they may be won over [to Christ] without discussion by the godly lives of their wives, when they see your modest and respectful behavior [together with your devotion and appreciation—love your husband, encourage him, and enjoy him as a blessing from God]. Your adornment must not be merely external—with interweaving and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes; but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands and adapting themselves to them; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham [following him and having regard for him as head of their house], calling him [b]lord. And you have become her daughters if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear [that is, being respectful toward your husband but not giving in to intimidation, nor allowing yourself to be led into sin, nor to be harmed].”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!”

Resources:

  • Learn more about Sherry at intentionallyyours.org
  • If you’d like to come alongside Sherry & her husband in their journey with Zoweh, they’re in the midst of raising our support as missionaries, you can do so here.