- To remind myself to be humble before God and to worship Him with awe and reverence.
- To remind myself of my God-ordained role in our family, as help meet of my husband.
Ephesians 5:22-33 part:
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
|April 17, 2004 - Wedding Day|
Following my letting go and letting God, the Lord led me to my now mentor, friend, and sister in Christ, April Cassidy's blog, The Peaceful Wife, two weeks after I surrendered my all, to Him.
|April Cassidy, The Peaceful Wife, praying with her head covered|
"A Long Lost Secret of God To Strengthen Our Prayer Lives and Marriages."
In that piece, April shared in detail that wearing a head cover while praying gave her the:
"proper attitude toward my husband’s authority over me when I pray, knowing I have a symbol of his authority on my head. It helps me assume a proper mindset in prayer, a proper mindset toward my husband, and a proper mindset toward God."
1 Corinthians 11:3-16
|Our firstborn, Therese|
3But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the husband* is the head of his wife,* and God is the head of Christ. 4Any man who prays or prophesies with something on his head disgraces his head,
5but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled disgraces her head—it is one and the same thing as having her head shaved. 6For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, she should wear a veil.
7For a man ought not to have his head veiled, since he is the image and reflection* of God; but woman is the reflection* of man. 8Indeed, man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man. 10For this reason a woman ought to have a symbol of* authority on her head,* because of the angels.11Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man or man independent of woman. 12For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman; but all things come from God. 13Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head unveiled?
With our youngest, Isabelle
14Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair, it is degrading to him, 15but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16But if anyone is disposed to be contentious—we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
I don't aim to be legalistic on this and I don't aim to make you, dear reader, think that I am holier or more righteous because I practice head covering. No, certainly not! What I do want to encourage you on, is to pray over it and discern for yourself if by covering your head, you too would be able to revere the Lord more by practicing this wonderful and long-lost custom and also to always remind you of your own biblical role in your family, as your husband's help meet.
May we all be richly blessed! :)
Are you convinced that you need to cover too but are too shy/ill-at-ease to do so? Check out this link.
http://www.headcoveringmovement.com . More and more women are covering their heads in obedience to God. :)