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Which is more important in Christian work, responding or initiating? Or are they equal? My husband is loving and always available to help others, but does not "take the wheel" unless requested to. He is respected but not cheered. I love his calmness.

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Amen to what Shira wrote.
---Mary on 12/10/14


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---Shira4368 on 12/6/14


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---Elena_9555 on 12/2/14


God made us different from each other in many ways and He did that for good reason. If we were all leaders who would be followers, if we were all followers who would do the leading? If every woman said they wished to run the creche but no-one was prepared to make tea where would that lead?

God wants each one of us to use the gifts that He has given us because He gave them for a reason. He has not indicated that we should all be at the forefront 'initiating'. We should all be co-operating and blending together beautifully.

Some men make great tea !!
---Rita_H on 7/20/13


It depends more information is needed. The principle sin of males is passivity. God's curse on Adam 3:19. The chief sin of females is leadership "your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you"
If he does what he does out of a joy and servants heart it is a good thing. If it because he lack motiviation or fear it is a bad thing. Glad you have a great marriage. "There is a William Wallace in all of us." "Wild at Heart" John Elderage
---Scott1 on 7/19/13




love his wisdom, too.
---aka on 7/16/13


"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

But if no one takes initiative . . .

I guess part of the "balance" can be to take initiative by doing what others need to do, and they can join you. And then you assist them in understanding how to do it.

I have fun with this sometimes, in my church. I start doing something and then others come to help me and may ask questions about what to do. It may help them to see that they are not going to be left to do it by themselves!
---willie_c: on 7/16/13


When asked what he believes about God, he answers, "I take him at his word."---Geraldine on 7/14/13

I love it!

Trust is all Jesus wants from us as He trusted His Father.
---Nikki on 7/14/13


Cluny, my husband's calmness, but CARING calmness, helps to balance my "paralysis of analysis." When asked what he believes about God, he answers, "I take him at his word."
---Geraldine on 7/14/13


Which is more important in Christian work, responding or initiating? Neither.
Father, depending on the given situation, will have one respond or initiate according to His will. He does the work.
The only "work" of a "Christian" is a "labour to rest". To make a sincere effort to remain acquiesce in Christ. Knowing that "it is He who works in [the believer], both to will, and to do, His good pleasure." I have heard this said, and I stand in complete agreement, "there are those who are so busy doing what they believe to be the work of the LORD, that they seem to have forgotten the Lord of the work." "He who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his own works."
---joseph on 7/14/13




Geraldine, you're overprocessing again.

St. Paul said, "It is God Who works in you both to will and to do," so does it really matter?

BTW, Geraldine, you're the first woman I've seen on here who initiated a blog that actually said said something NICE about her husband. Good for you!

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/13


geraldine....From your question, I gather that you want people to "cheer" for your husband. Let your husband decide how he should handle his Christian work.
---KarenD on 7/13/13


amen again elder. Pharisee always has good post.
---shira4368 on 7/13/13


Pharisee, dead on brother.... can't add to that answer.
---Elder on 7/13/13


Write better blogs.
---francis on 7/13/13


That's the way most men are Geraldine. "Just tell me what you want, and I'll be happy to do it."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/13


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Neither is more important, there is the speaking of the Holy Spirit that will at times demand both in differing situations, and so my answer is that right living (so as to stay frothy in the Spirit) and hearing the voice of God to obedience is the greatest thing.
---Pharisee on 7/13/13


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