There is a commonality between the Israelites in the Old Testament and our calling today: we are commanded to obey our God. Good works, despite the difficulty and hardship, are commanded to us.
Putting normal life on hold to have a baby opened me up to hear from Him in a new way! Removing disruptions brought me into obedience, and the clarity I have is incredible.
Do you ever have days where you want to feel sorry for yourself? Even better, do you have those days where you know you would be feeling sorry for yourself but you can't help to smile at the blessings you have?
As a wife, I am created to be a helper to my husband, and he is made to be my strong support. Most of the world would read this as the woman being the meager secretary to the dominating man. I see this as guarantee from God that he will lead my husband to be the other half of my soul and will correct my husband if he goes astray from this charge.