260 – I Usurped My Husband’s Authority
February 25, 1987
Dan said something yesterday morning as a correction to me, which was very unusual. I responded with deep hurt and CRYING! I often cry at patriotic events or heartwarming things, or from the Spirit’s moving, but this crying was from PAIN and hurt feelings.
Later I felt that Dan’s words were not the real pain, because I had to acknowledge that I had been bad mannered. But the conviction of the Spirit was DEEP. I had offended the Lord!
I had usurped Dan’s authority, which put things out of order. And I had insulted him.
An instance at chapel this week brought me clarity.
The worship leader interrupted the lady who was giving the messages and the prayer requests. It was horrid.
The Spirit of God was immediately and thoroughly quenched and everyone felt it. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Then the worship leader’s instruction to the body was sort of dumb.
If what he could not wait to share had been something good, the Holy Spirit could not honor it because the man was so out of line.
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33
I had stepped out of respect for my husband.
I apologized, he apologized, and we kissed and made up. We will both be more careful.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16