Submission After Four Decades -Cecille Visitacion

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“I joined Praying Wife Forum to help me as I lead women in Women of Worth Bible Study Ministry at CCF Main. I help wives as well as mistresses to experience God and know His Word so they can realign their lives with Him.

As I kept attending the PWF events and hearing from other wives of their experiences, it opened my eyes that I had been taking for granted the gift of my good husband and I saw the need to realign my own walk with Him. From basics, I started learning biblical principles for being a wife.

My husband has been good to me all these years so it did not seem to be my area of need. After forty-three years of marriage, two couples’ retreats, and a weekly bible study, I was coasting along our married life without clear biblical action suitable for a wife.

My Damascus Experience came during the talk on The Power of Submission: Lessons from Esther. I realized how I had been tearing my husband down with my acid tongue, criticism, putdowns, etc. I was deeply convicted.

When I went home, I promised myself, “I will submit. I will submit.”

Ephesians 5:22 ‘Wives submit to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. Now as the Church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.’

Then the conviction was immediately put to the test when my husband and I went out on a date the following Friday. In four decades of marriage, for the first time, he asked me to queue up to buy our food. I looked around and asked him several times, ‘Ako, ako pipila????’ [Me? I will line up???]

He said, ‘Yes, uupo ako [I will sit].’

I remembered β€œSubmit.” So hinayaan ko [I let it be]. Buti nag-submit ako [It’s a good thing I submitted], and I did not give in to my pride. Kasi ihahatid naman yung food [because the food was going to be delivered after all]. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

Now, at 9pm ‘pag nasa bahay na ang master of the house, πŸ’ hahaha, at kailangan, full attention na me, kasi love language nya touch, two times na nya call attention ko sa cp [cellphone] so sign na yun [when the Master of the House is home, I need to give full attention to him because his love language is Touch. He called my attention twice already about my cellphone so that’s already a sign].

Dati ‘la me pakialam, Matulog ka dyan. [ In the past, I didn’t care. Go to sleep there.]. Now pagsabi ‘Tabihan mo na ko,’ gow ako [when he says, ‘Stay next to me,’ there I go].

So I therefore conclude: Hapi hubby, hapi wifey [happy hubby, happy wifey]. Because my husband is happy, he makes me happy.

My new lifegoal is to be a Proverbs 31 Woman 10, 11, 12, 28, 29 so that when the time comes, I will hear the Lord say, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:23.’ Why? My goal is satisfying my husband and more importantly, satisfying the Lord.'”

Proverbs 31:10 β€˜A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies
11 her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value
12 she brings him good,not harm all the days of her life
28 her children arise and call her blessed,her husband also
29 many women do noble things,but you surpass them all’

-Cecille Visitacion, Praying Wife Forum

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